Write Every Day in May

They say it takes 21 days to build a habit.  Let’s add an extra 10 to really make it stick.

Write Every Day in May

I used to write every day.  Every workday, that is.  80% of my day job was writing, and when I came home, I just couldn’t write any more.  I felt like I’d used up my word allocation for the day trying to convince people to visit this shop, or dine at that restaurant.  So when I got on a boat and headed down to start a new life in Tassie, I thought to myself, this is it!  Finally, I’ll be able to write again.

But I didn’t.  Despite my new job involving a whole lot more than just writing, I still struggle to put pen to paper at the end of the day.  And that’s why I’ve decided to try and write 1000 words, just for me, every day in May.  I’m calling it Write Every Day in May, and I’d love for you to join me.

Maybe you’re working on a big project, or a whole lot of little ones.  Maybe you want to write more content for your blog, or start daily journalling.  You could be writing a film, a television series, or a really long letter to your grandmother.  Maybe you want to throw in an arbitrary daily word count, maybe you don’t.

It’s like NaNoWriMo, except that you don’t have to write a novel.  And nobody is going to care if you fail.

There’s no write or wrong (although that pun comes close to the latter). Just pick up a pen, grab your laptop, or make sure your typewriter has a functioning ribbon, and Write Every Day in May.

Feel free to use the following image in order to share your goal with the world:

Write Every Day in May share image

I’ve even created an obnoxious hashtag, so that we can discuss our successes (and inevitable failures) on twitter: #WriteEveryDayinMay.

Tomorrow is May 1st (yes, I did leave this a bit late, shh), and the hardest part is always the beginning.  So don’t think about it that way.  Just write – something, anything.  And let me know how you’re going – either in the comments here, or on twitter.  We can do this.  We can Write Every (Goddamn) Day in May!



  • Amy
    3 years ago

    End of Day 1 and I’m on 273 words. Slow and steady.

  • 3 years ago

    Nice work! The habit is more important than the word count anyway. Fingers crossed we can keep the momentum up for day #2!

  • 3 years ago

    I found this when looking for a hash tag. I have started writing every day only managing 200 – 400 words before work, but slowly getting there. Good luck with yours!

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