A long while back I found a post about a guy that was challenged to write (and publish) a blog post every day for 30 days. He ended up doing it for well over 1000 days.
I recently re-visited that post because I have been in a funk lately. I have struggled with my writing. I have struggled with my training for the Baltimore Marathon which is only six weeks away as I write this. Something has been wrong with me and I just cant shake it.
I will never make a living from running or triathlon. I love both sports, but I am too slow to be a professional endurance athlete.
It is possible for me to make a living with my writing. It is also something that I love to do, and while I am no Stephen King I am pretty sure I could actually be good enough to at least thrive as a mid list writer.
I have a few stories published, a few more sitting on my hard drive, and more that I am working on. It is an obvious cliche’ that writers write.
A lot of people will tell you that writers write every day. And if you look at the writing habits of prolific writers most of them do write every day.
I do not write every day.
I try. I write a lot of days. I plot and edit and tinker a lot of days. And sometimes I go a few days without doing any of that.
So, to help shake the funk that I have been in, I have decided to write every day.
Every. Single. Day.
And every single day I will publish a blog post on this blog right here.
I may not make it to 1000 days, but I have decided to do it every day for the rest of the year at least. That is 117 days.
The idea here is to create a habit of writing every day. Some of these days will be garbage words that no one will want to read. Other days I might just be using my own words to share something cool that someone else has created. A book, or television show, or movie. Who knows, maybe there will be a rare day or two when I actually have something enlightening to say and it will blow my reader’s minds.
But the most important thing is that I write every single day, and hopefully the writings I put here will pump a little adrenaline in me and get me writing more where it counts.