One year ago, I set myself a challenge. Inspired by the Rock and Roll Writers Festival, The Lifted Brow’s experimental writing competition, and a pile of incredible YA novels, I decided to write 1000 words every single day throughout the month of May.
And I did it! 31 days of journal entries, essays, blog posts and story drafts. It was easier than I thought it’d be. Writing became my bedtime activity, replacing my terrible habit of scrolling through Twitter while watching old episodes of Degrassi. As the month ended, I was excited to continue into June – but I soon found it too hard to keep up. I needed the accountability – as much as it pains me to say this, I needed the hashtag.
A year has passed since I started my quest – and was joined by many other writers along the way. So let’s do it all again. Let’s #WriteEveryDayInMay. Whether you’re keeping a journal, finishing a novel, writing a thesis, or just tweeting about butts, make it a part of your routine every single day. You can set a word count, or just keep it general. Writing is the important part.
It apparently takes 21 days to make a habit. We’ve got 31. Let’s get started…