If this was a professional blog, then I may have just killed my career with this stunt I pulled.
I started a 30-days writing challenge on Jan 24th of this year and I’m just finishing it today.
Wow! I have no words.
Except I do have words, actually a lot of them. Just like the title said, I want to share all……all of the things I learned in the course of this writing challenge.
Consistent Practice Makes Perfect
We should stop saying practice makes perfect. It’s not wrong, but it can be taken out of context, like I took it out of content. Whew!
Can an athlete train once a month and still keep in shape?
Sigh. I remember when I first started the writing challenge, I was on fire. My hands couldn’t write as fast as the words were churning in my head. It was awesome.
I started strong but failed to continue with the same energy. Writing is a muscle that you build with consistent practice. The keyword is consistent, and here I thought it was practice. Haha!😫😢
Trying Is Not The Same As Doing It
I believe strongly that if you keep trying to do something your chances of getting it done increases. It pains me to say that it doesn’t always work like that.
Sometimes during the initial days of the challenge, I skipped days and had to make up by writing more than my quota for the day.
I also tried to finish the challenge so many times. I started writing in my book, on the laptop…and see how that worked out for me.
If you’ve got something to do, just do it. It took me a long time to accept this truth. It might be impossible to fix the damage it will cause if you keep putting it off. It’s a hard lesson to learn, and it’s best if you don’t experience it for yourself.
Finishing Feels So Good
Yo! The moment I started writing this post, I knew it was the one that would make it, and the relief I felt was so good.
The weight that is off my chest was heavier than I suspected. I feel so light, I could float away.
It’s really easy to put things off. But you’ll save yourself the stress if you just do it and get it out of the way
I still remember the experience when I started. It’s fresh on my mind; like wet ink on parchment. I was digging the whole writing every day. I want to try again (oops! Sorry).
I mean I want to do it again.
I want to feel the way that I felt in the beginning again….and I want to finish.
I’m doing a personal writing challenge for the month of April. This time around it is going to be a sort of journal. Nothing fancy. Just a summary of my day and maybe pictures that I’ll like to share.
Yeah, my fate is sealed.
To everyone that has kept up with me for this challenge, and those that left kind comments, thank you for being here.❤️
#Day 30 of 30 days writing challenge – Not Enough Writers
Photo Credit: Pexels
PS You can check out the writing challenge and my ridiculous timeline here
Some cool pictures I took recently
- Left BehindThe abandoned church stood like a man awaiting trial.
- How To Live Like A HeroAnd the pressure keeps growing and growing and growing until you feel like you are moments away from exploding.
- The Story of How I Met Mo-IsuThe apparition introduced himself as Mo.
- Saturdays Are For WeddingsIt is an unspoken rule that Saturdays are for weddings in Nigeria.
- On How To Tell Stories Of HopeI didn’t think it was possible after all the time I spent wandering and searching for anybody who could understand me, or even see me.