With just 3 days left to the October challenge, here’s a status update.
– I was a couple of days behind and managed to catch up to Day 26 and then bam! I’m behind again. T’internet has been down in our compound this weekend. Yay technology!
-Why did I fall behind in the first place you ask? Well, the simple answer to that is 87 class books with 2 writing tasks each, 3 pieces of homework per book, and planning and teaching and meetings and assessment week, all in one week. You do the math.
– What have I learnt from this challenge?
Nothing. Kidding, well it’s funny you should ask…
I’ve learnt that it doesn’t matter what prompt you get. Sometimes your creative juices are in overflow mode. For example, who would have thought the prompt ‘To Do’ would prompt a love story on Heer Ranjha? Certainly not me. Or that you could take a prompt as mundane as ‘Phones’ and write a whole teacher-y post on it? Okay, maybe that one was a little predictable. But then there are days when the creative part of your brain takes a large dump on your blog and even though the prompt is alright-ish, you still end up writing crap like this and this and not to forget this, and none are remotely interesting.
Nick Miller seems to be my go-to writer problems gif. I wonder what that says about me?
-I’ve also learnt my favourite posts to write so far have been the ones I wrote spontaneously. It was almost as if they wrote themselves. I have a lot of favourite posts from this month (thankfully). My top
five three are: Fire, Time, and Wish
– I’ve learnt that when you start a blogging challenge you have to keep going- for a whole month! Yes, it’s hard to believe. You have to hang in there even during the difficult days when your brain is fresh out of ideas. So my point is: next time perhaps pick a quiet month, not, for example when all your classes have multiple writing exams. But, I also learnt to appreciate my fellow bloggers who kept me going by doing the challenge with me and/or commenting and liking my posts. (Links to their blogs are below, be sure to check them out).
– What’s the plan now? No more daily blogging. I think I have finally earned a short-ish hiatus now (right, RIGHT?). Besides there’s enough of me babbling on and on to last you guys a while. My day job will have to take priority come 1st November.
Thanks to all my readers for following me on this month-long writing adventure. Check out my friends’ blogs too, at: