What challenge, you ask?
Oh, one that is simple enough- to write every day for nearly a third of the year.
Ha ha, I hear you laugh, this isn’t difficult for you. You love writing, you say to me.
Indeed, I do. But loving it and doing it consistently are two different things. At least, they were. Till now.
From tomorrow (my last instance of procrastination), I am going to write and publish 100 words a day for 100 days.
That’s an expected total of 10000 words in a little over three months. It could be more, but may not be less.
I’ve put together a set of prompts, 98 of which I will pick out of a box at random. The other two are for fixed days: tomorrow’s and the final day (sometime in June). The topics are varied, and reflect the facets of my personality (cos, y’know, I’m rounded with facets). There will be prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction, opinion pieces (the subjective) and purely fact-based work (the objective).
If anyone out there wants to join me and challenge her/himself, please do! Here’s what I plan to do:
1. Write, edit and finally end up with at least 100 words on the day’s topic/prompt.
2. Post every day on this blog or the other.
3. Give myself at least 24 hours to work on each piece.
4. Repeat x 100
Who knows? I just might produce some exquisite literature or a most thought-provoking article.
For inspiration Inception-style, I’d like to credit the good folk at NaNoWriMo (the idea of a set time in which to write a set number of words) and Heidi, one of the organizers of the Dubai Writers’ Club (her prompts at Write-Ins inspired me to come up with some of my own)
Prompt for Day 1 of 100words100days: Write a story for a friend
I chose it because tomorrow just happens to be the birthday of one of my best friends. Let’s hope she likes whatever I come up with.