Day 1: 30 Day Writing Challenge

Inspired by other Medium users I am embarking on a 30 day writing challenge. The goal is to write and post something to Medium every day for 30 days.

Why 30 days? Why not 7, 14, 90, …. No reason other than having a number to focus on. I’ve never been great at challenges — that may be because I’ve never really tried one. I know a lot of people who’ve tried fitness challenges or diet related ones. I’ve always just been an uber skeptic of the whole challenge thing to be specific. So you may ask why I’m starting one now.

I don’t have a reason. I’m just giving this a go for the kick of it and to force myself to practice writing. I don’t really care if anyone ever reads this. Being a regular Medium reader I have been inspired by other medium writers to do this. I hope that by putting in a consistent effort over 30 days my writing will improve and I will have created some useful work.

The secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components. William Zinsser ‘On Writing Well’

I won’t be putting any restrictions on what topics to write about. They can be as wide or as specific as possible. I’ll be writing on literally anything I find semi interesting. I am not going to limit myself by a requirement on the length of pieces. However I will endeavor to ensure that each piece is complete.

If all goes goes according to plan this challenge will conclude on the third of June. In all likelihood I will fail — but I will give it a fair crack. Who knows maybe if I make it to the end that will lead on to another 30 days of writing. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I bid you all adieu — for now.