31 Day Challenge October

Day 11: In need of ‘rehab’

synonym: comeback, recovery, therapy.

I know I’m a day behind but it doesn’t bother me. Honestly speaking, despite the set back I feel great about my blog. I have, so far, been able to write regularly on a daily basis, even if the post goes up the next day. I’ve been productive, and working miles better than my previous blogging method which involved writing a post whenever inspiration struck and leaving it for months in the drafts folder, waiting to be checked.

Today, as I wallowed in self-pity and guilt, regretting the fact that I had to mark 50 books last night, therefore, missing the chance to blog, I realised something. I realised that despite the setbacks, had it not been for the October writing challenge, I would not have written anything. AT ALL! Every now and again I’d pop up with a ‘Hey-guys-my-hiatus-is-over’ post and then I’d disappear again in search of new vocabulary….

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Last year I tried to create a month of productivity by participating in NaNoWriMo. I was also trying to cope with a new school, new country, and new way of living so it wasn’t something I managed to sustain for long. I was disappointed.

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But this year, this writing challenge is exactly what I needed. It has taught me that it’s okay to have days where you have zero ideas because there’ll also be days where you simply can not stop writing. So, reflecting on the Day 11 prompt, October is my rehab and this writing challenge is much-needed therapy.

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