One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write more. Another was to push myself out of my comfort zone.
I made these resolutions because I wanted to challenge myself to grow as a writer.
As I pondered how I could put these resolutions in action, I had an ambitious idea.
Why not blog every day (Monday-Friday)?
The thought was just crazy enough for me to follow through.
One of the major reasons I decided to give posting every day a shot is to improve. As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect, and this statement is especially true where writing is concerned.
I remember back in the days when I called a noise-filled, smelly, dusty, chaotic newsroom my place of work. As a features writer for three weekly newspapers, I was expected to work on articles daily, in order to hit my deadlines for the multiple rags.
At first it was a bit daunting, but after a few weeks, I got into a nice, steady rhythm and my writing improved. A lot.
As I stated earlier, I’m experimenting with the concept of writing every day for the month of January. If it works out the way I think it will, I may carry the experiment over into February.
Like most things in life, I won’t know if it’ll be a success or a failure until I do it.
Hopefully it’s a success.
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