Writing About Writing- Nine

Since November 5, I have had 38 opportunities to publish posts on my blog under the Monday to Friday prompt I set for myself. I have not met that goal. This will be my 21st blog. These are the dates I have published over the last 5.5 weeks:

November 5, 2018

November 6, 2018

November 7, 2018

November 12, 2018

November 14, 2018

November 26, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 30, 2018

December 3, 2018

December 10, 2018

December 11, 2018

December 13, 2018 (post-dated from the 12th)

December 13, 2018

December 14, 2018

December 15, 2018

December 18, 2018

December 20, 2018

December 21, 2018

December 24, 2018

December 25, 2018

21/38 is 55% It looks like I failed my assignment! That’s okay. I wanted to fail faster. Let me be clear, I don’t want to fail, but I have resigned myself to it. I plan to fail: less often and less dramatically as I continue to work and stop to assess my work. By the time December 10 rolled around, I realized I just wasn’t doing well enough to keep on going as I had been. I decided to shift to writing for only, or a minimum of 10 minutes five days each week. Counting this post, there should have been 13 posts starting on the 10th. I am at 11/13, which is significantly better! Looking at it that way, I am doing well.

The intention of setting my goal at writing 10 minutes a day, five days a week is to cultivate the discipline of doing daily writing. I am hoping I will be able to hit the target consistently and also become better at writing in sprints. I think I may need to write in sprints for the foreseeable future. I have been writing some hot takes and analysis, but I really want to write my own wholly original work. I am going to have to figure that out soon. I think i will take off this week of New Year’s off of publishing any writing to regroup and shift my approach again. I just checked my calendar and decided to publish tomorrow and Friday December 28. Please look forward to my return on January 7, 2019.

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