31 Day Challenge October

Day 28: Status update

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.

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– 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.

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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:

Serendipity

The Adventures of Miss L

The Rock in the River

Accidentally Inked

Lifeswoventapestry

8 thoughts on “Day 28: Status update”

  1. Thanks for mentioning me!
    And hey, you did great! Perhaps we can still look forward to more of these prompts in the coming months? I mean, not every month, but yk. And this was such a fresh experience! Loved it!

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    1. Yeah I loved this too, it’s just what I needed because I was hardly writing regularly before it. In sha Allah next time it will be your responsibility to start the challenge πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ hahaha xx

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      1. Me starting a writing prompt is too much commitment. And especially since these months are so busy…. I might do one in July or August lolπŸ˜‚
        Oh well, there are other bloggers! πŸ˜‚

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  2. Also, can you please update this post and not call those three posts crap? Cables and dehydration was one that I liked, also the dinner one. Aaaand that candy wrapper one was something, well, light. I mean not everyone is a Plato all the time! You need these posts. And they, in themselves, are not crap at all!

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    1. Hahaha you’re right but I hold myself to such impossible expectations that when I don’t meet them I feel like crapLOL! So bad I know. I’ve had zero net so who knows when I’ll manage to finish the final few prompts 😏. Love your comments you sweetheart, thank youπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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