First, I want to apologize to everyone who I haven’t responded to yet. I’ve recently taken on a new writing challenge, and it’s keeping me busy.
Ok, so today I want to discuss challenging yourself. As I previously mentioned, I took on a new writing challenge. You are probably wondering what I am talking about. Well, the challenge is for me to write 1500 words a day. Yep, you read that correctly, 1500 words! I’m doing this to gauge how fast I write, and to force myself to write every day. In the past, I’ve tried to write 500 words a day, but I’ve found 1500 words is more challenging. Mainly, I’m writing a chapter a day. To make things easier, though, it’s mostly free writing. I also have a confession to make. When I was writing a blog post every day, I counted that towards my 500 words. However, my posts are more non-fiction writing, and I felt that was affecting my writing skills. I was learning how to write articles more than stories. Therefore, I wanted to cut back on non-fiction and get back into fiction writing. Have you ever tried challenging yourself? (NaNoWriMo counts)
For example, if you are bad at descriptions, you can challenge yourself to write one descriptive paragraph a day (I did that in the past).
Are you going to challenge yourself? And if you are, what are you going to do?