Writing has never been a habit for me, I'll go for weeks without putting pen to paper, and then suddenly out of nowhere all sorts of words and idea come rushing through my head waiting to be written down. It's an area I want to become a lot more consistent with, so I am setting myself a 30-day challenge to write everyday. I will be documenting what I do each day on this post, and will share my results and learning points at the end of the challenge.
To me writing is such a special and important skill, and it's a skill that needs to be exercised daily in order to see improvement. I'm also learning about writing through the Young Writers Workshop, and will be implementing what I discover into my daily writing challenges.
Some of my writing will be shared on this site, and I'll link to the other pieces I write during this 30-day challenge.
Day 1 - 30-Day Writing Challenge Introduction and Framework
Day 2 - March 2017 Update
Day 5 - Work Doesn't Equal Life
Day 5 - Peace and Happiness
Day 6 - Another Quora question answered, +/- of college and autodidacticism
Day 8 - Rejection Challenge
Day 9 - Flew home for Easter, didn't get any writing done today
Day 10 - Quora question answered on managing Self-Directed Learning
Day 11 - Easter Day, no writing happened, but I'm glad I spent the day with my family
Day 12 - Quora question answered on what you would say to your younger self
Day 13 - Wrote and submitted two pieces to online writing platforms
Day 15 - Personal Eulogy Challenge
Day 16 - Quora question answered on what I learnt in high school
Day 17 - Lessons From High School
Day 18 - Travel Day, no writing completed, just a lot of reading and sleeping
Day 19 - No writing completed, changing my routine up and not writing in the morning didn't work that well
Day 20 - UP, a creative writing piece published on The Regal Fox
Day 22 - Quora question answered on what I'd change about my high school experience
Day 23 - The Search For Self-Worth
Day 24 - Embrace Your Individuality
Day 25 to 30 - No writing completed
Results: I really enjoyed having the challenge to encourage my writing habit each day. I was really struggling with consistency before this challenge, so it helped me immensely. I fell down a bit near the end of the month as I got quite busy, and writing fell down the priority list. My next writing challenge will focus on consistency and challenging my abilities.