The 500 Words A Day Challenge

OK, I understand the concept of BIC (butt in chair) and putting words on the page, in theory. I really do. Only recently did I really get the concept of "allowing yourself to write crap," in practice.

After watching the movie Julie and Julia, in which the main character decided to go through all the recipes in Julia Child's cookbook in a year and blog about it, I am inspired. I always knew I needed a deadline, and sometimes I was successful in imposing that deadline on myself, but more often than not, I failed.

So, I have a thought. Why not make it a challenge and blog about it? I have this blog, which I've kept going, on and off, for the past five years. Why not use it for something more worthwhile. Would anyone read this? Who cares? No one reads it now, but I've got to do something for myself, and stick with it.

Here's my pledge to myself and my few readers: I'm going to write at least 500 words a day (not counting blog posts, Facebook or Twitter updates), even if they are crap. And then I'm going to blog about the day's work: the ups and downs, thoughts, ideas, what I discover, how I feel about the words, etc. And hopefully this challenge would motivate me to keep going and keep my creative juices flowing. Who knows? Maybe someone could chime in once in a while and give me ideas, too.

And... the clock starts now.

Date: August 11, 2009
365 days left
185,500 words left


ORION said…
Hey! I'll read crap lol!! and I told you before you have lots of readers...there's me...and then Tooloose and...
Ray Wong said…
I'd love to meet Tooloose!
Carpe Diem said…
Wow. Just... Seriously, I really don't think I could do it. I won't be listing my specific reasons, because they might get you down, so I'll just check in daily to see what's new.

And I guess I will be looking forward to the remote day when "Julie and Julia" finally gets to this small, forgotten by God city.

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