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At the end of July, I signed up for Ellory Wells’ 31 Day Writing Challenge with the intent of writing a new blog post every day during the month of August. I started on the right foot with several new blog posts. Then the wheels fell off my ride of best intentions during the second week of August, and I’ve struggled to regain momentum since then. When it comes to the Writing Challenge, I am a failure.
Now, I could give you ten or twenty excuses as to why I failed. Do those excuses really matter? The facts are I did not even come close to writing every day in August. As I look back on August and on my weak efforts during the challenge, I’ve learned a lot.
Here is what I’ve learned as a result of my failure.