Thursday, June 15, 2017

500 Words Challenge

So I follow what Jeff Goins is doing. He tends to have some pretty good advice for writers. So he has this challenge he is doing for new writers. It's totally free, and it's called "My 500 Words". The Challenge is to write 500 words a day for 30 days. Now for me I'm going to make at least one exception. Saturdays I work a 14 hour day at my day job, and I'm not going to be able to write that day. It's just a matter of not having enough mental energy to go around on a day like that. So I'm making the one exception to this rule. I'm going to do most of my writing for this on the new story I'm working on, and a blog post when I get done that will update my progress. I'm also updating on each day. 

Now to count the words I'm writing, I'm using a plugin for Google Docs called, Track My Words. It works really good and tells you the number of words and the WPM (Words Per Minute) that you are writing. So I'm going to be incorporating this into my daily routine which Sunday-Friday is normally the same, the only exception of course is Saturday which is taken up entirely by my day job. 

I'm doing a few new things. I've as I've stated before I have been putting together a new daily routine. I've been reading this book on my Kindle called, "Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)" by 99U it's only $5.99 and it's on your Kindle helping you to develop a routine that will help you to become more creative and more productive.

Anyways, I started this yesterday and I'll be doing it for the next 30 days. I'm hoping it will kickstart my writing again and get me back into that creative headspace. 

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