Day 12 of 28.
Following the challenge of writing in a new spot every day has set me off on a path of lots of free writing. I bring a notebook with me wherever I go, but I usually use that for ideas and snippets of conversations that I want to save. This month, because I didn’t always know where I would end up, I brought a different notebook for free writing. This is a souvenir from my holiday to Japan this summer. It seemed properly inspirational for this purpose.
Sitting down in different places everyday, I try to write for at least 20 minutes without stopping and as the days have passed it has been easier to do this. Sometimes I have been working on something specific, but other times I simply sit down and observe, writing what I see, hear, smell, feel, taste, practicing using all senses, something I often lack in my writing.
A new habit often takes about 28 days to stick (hence the challenge) and I do have to agree that doing the same thing everyday has pushed on to me that I should be doing it from now on. More than halfway through the experiment, it has been quite an experience and the urge to write every day has definitely been established. I am glad that I decided to do this now, gearing up for NaNoWriMo next month and even though 20 minute won’t get me to 1666 words every day, the habit has been established.