q&a



At this point in the challenge every single year, I begin to fail at knowing what to slice about. This story challenge pushes me to dig into my heart of hearts and sharpen my writing abilities. In other words, I tend to question said abilities right about now. 

If I am such a prolific writer, why then do I run out of ideas? Or is it simply part of it becoming routine and the novelty wearing off that puts a different lens on the challenge? Why write every day for a month? Does it actually do anything except push me into this corner? Can corners be good for us every once in awhile? 

Questions and questions and questions. All are an excuse (possibly a vehicle) for copping out on writing anything worth writing about. Or maybe I just did. 

What do you think?  

6 comments:

  1. I understand what you're saying. Do I just want to throw a post up to say I wrote or do I want to write with a purpose? We all have a story tell about some aspect of our day, it's just that some days it difficult to make that story purposeful. Do what works for you without any regrets.
    P.S. I 💜 purple stuff too!

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  2. I used to worry more about what my readers would enjoy, but that just seemed to make it harder to write. Now I just grab at whatever idea comes to mind and run with it. Some posts are good, others not so much...but it's the practice that counts!

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  3. Toady was my day I just wrote a list of what I need to do this weekend- I just had no ideas for a story. Your thinking got me thinking!

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  4. Toady was my day I just wrote a list of what I need to do this weekend- I just had no ideas for a story. Your thinking got me thinking!

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  5. I look at the calendar and notice there are so many days to go, which then sends me into poetry books and other resources looking for inspiration. You can do it!

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  6. Good question but then, I'm writing every day but I do have a constant conflict that drives and grounds my writing... loss, grieving... compelling to write about and read too. Interesting.

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