This is the last week of the challenge to write 1000 words a day!
The theory is that it takes 21 days to develop a habit and so an esteemed peer and I decided to build the habit of a super blogger…
So… did I skip through the week in a blaze of super blogging super powers? Was my computer was glowing from the input of creative wonder?
Today we helped our inlaws renovate their vintage style clothing shop in San Francsico (as you do). I was however determined to get my write on so I arrived with laptop and headphones and got stuck in! I had to move from spot to spot as the madness ensued around me, but with the music in some chunky headphones I was in the zone! Result: 1300 words
Today I had clients then an evening with a friend for drinks – sometimes the writing does not work. Result: 0 words
Not much to say, except I was a little hungover! Result: 600 words
Today very little happened until the last minute, I had loads of distractions and churned it out before I went to sleep so that I didn’t feel too guilty! I can’t vouch for the quality of what I wrote!! Result: 600 words
So apparently when you leave a country everyone comes out of the woodwork and is keen to catch up! Result 500 words
I conveniently “forgot” about the challenge, yet it still hangs like a lead coat. Result: 0 words
It was a bit ambitious to have our final days in San Francisco in the challenge, we just got really busy packing up and doing all the good bye things (like seeing Dave Chappelle). Result: 100 words
Week 1 Total: 5400/7000
Week 2 Total: 5900/7000
Week 3 Total: 2600/7000
Final thoughts on the challenge
I thought that it would get easier as the days get on, but that wasn’t the case! Honestly, the last week was a drag!!
But if I look back on the last 21 days, I have written LOADS OF CONTENT including going back to two books that I hadn’t touched in months.
Because the last week ended up being so messy with leaving San Francisco I decided to continue the challenge in Medellin, and I am finding that I am finding it easier here! I am more organised and the words come more freely.
This was actually a tough challenge, but it really has set me up with the beginnings of a great new writing habit. I also found that I have taken on other good habits in this time too, it’s like one good habit attracts another, so all in all I am very happy with the results, and I am really happy the challenge is over!!
Would I recommend this kind of challenge to develop a new habit? I would have to say… yes!