Friday, January 29, 2010

So This Is A Challenge, Eh?

The ante has been upped.

I set a goal for myself to start writing every day, because that’s what writers do. It’s been two weeks and I’ve done pretty well, not quite every day though. For the last two weeks I’ve written four to five days a week.

I rearranged my schedule: I’d wake up early, despite my disdain for the mornings, and write before classes and read before bed.

 I chose to give myself permission to just write, whatever I wanted. Some mornings it was tough, I’d sit for nearly an hour and struggle to get a page down. Other mornings it was easy to get going and I wished I could sit for hours and do nothing but write.

And now I’ve been challenged: 90 posts in 90 days. That’s right, posts, which means I must publish every day.

But my life isn’t interesting and my thoughts aren’t pretty every day, these are the excuses that I spouted out as I sat with Brad and Megan this morning. And, I know the answers to these things, I’ve already written them: it’s about the rhythm, it’s about consistency, it’s about filling the pages day after day.  

I hate countdowns, but other people seem to love them. So, I know that there is roughly 90 days left of school before I graduate and become a citizen of the real world.

90 days before the game changes and I’m off to write on my own for a year as I apply to Creative Nonfiction MFA programs.

90 days before I’m chasing this dream on my own. Let’s call this a warm-up.

And so it begins, 90 days, 90 posts and beyond. 


4 comments:

Brad King said...

Nice start :)

Tiffany Holbert said...

Thanks! And thanks again for breakfast! :)

Brad King said...

Breakfast at 3 pm will be even better. Next time, writing talk exclusively!!!

Tiffany Holbert said...

Can't wait! :)

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