Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A little inspiration

Recently I was inspired by this blogpost by Chris Gillbeau on how to write 300,000 words a year. Chris is a go-to read for quick inspiration whether it’s in regards to travel, writing, or challenging societal norms. In this particular post, he mostly he encourages his readers to be self-disciplined enough to write 1000 words a day, six days a week.

It made me feel validated for starting a blog as a means to practice writing. Even if it’s terrible and nobody reads it, it is productive as part of a larger goal. So I’ve decided that in addition to my goal of reading two books a month, I will also write 5,000 words a week. Some of my best writing came when I was forced to write due to a deadline or class assignment.

From now on, I will hold myself to the same level of accountability and challenge myself to write more every day. Seriously, if I can make time to watch How I met Your Mother, I can surely carve out 30 minutes to keep my writing muscles toned. And it really is achievable. In this post alone, I’ve contributed 205 more words to my weekly total. Baby steps.

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