commit to posting on my blog every single day for six weeks--and to keep it to 300 words, no less. I was right when I said you doom yourself with such rigidity. I should have listened to myself when I noted that some long-term habits are more successful when you allow for a little flexibility. So... after just one week, I think I'm bailing already.
As for the word-count limit, that was harder than I thought it would be. The first couple of days, it was kind of fun to keep trimming and trimming unnecessary words to get down to the arbitrary limit I had set for myself. It was a nice exercise in cleaning up my writing. But, the next couple of days I started having trouble making any point at all in my blog without exceeding the limit. So, I went over. I figured no one was counting anyway. (Yesterday's post was 126 words over the limit. So sue me.)
Posting every day is also proving to be more difficult than I expected. No, strike that. I expected it to be challenging. But, it turns out it's more difficult than it's worth. I mean, I want to write. I want to write every day. And I want to post regularly. But, I also have other obligations—including sleep.
Plus, unexpected things come up that also need my attention, like a sick child (poor thing is on her second day of a fever and sore throat). Plus, we have company coming tomorrow and I should actually be cleaning right now. PLUS, I ate something tonight that gave me such a stomachache.... (If you ever wonder if it's okay to eat kale when some pieces have little brown spots on them, even though it's a brand new bag and even if you try to pick around the suspect pieces, I'd say NO. Don't chance it.)
Anyway, dear reader, I am hereby giving myself a reprieve on the silly challenge I set. I will keep writing as often as possible. But probably not every day.
And that, FYI, took me exactly 363 words to say.