What I Learned from Setting Myself Five Creative Challenges

The characteristics the successful ones had in common

Deepti Kannapan
Share Your Creativity
7 min readJul 9, 2023

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Illustration by the author from challenge #5

In the space of about a year, I set myself five personal creative challenges.

You may have heard of popular challenges like Inktober and NaNoWriMo, where you aim to write or draw every day, or reach a certain word count in a month.

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Deepti Kannapan
Share Your Creativity

Painter, occasional cartoonist, aerospace engineer. Writes about sustainable technology, creativity, and journaling.