30 Days – Just Write


After taking the month of October off from my 30-Day challenge routine, I am getting back in the flow in November. Keeping it simple, some may even say just write.

In past years I have participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where the goal is to create a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. I originally planned to do this again this year – to produce another half-assed written novel with no background research that would sit on my computer for a couple of years until I got ambitious enough to try to sort through all the bullshit and edit it. Then I came up with a better plan. Write something – anything for 30 days.

Journalism. Short stories. Novels. Haikus. It doesn’t matter. Just get back int the habit of putting pen to paper (or more likely fingers to keyboard) and producing content.

So by writing this, I’ve accomplished day 1. Will likely do some more today, but at least I’m off to a good start.

Follow-up 30-Days, 3000 pages

Three hours. Roughly two minutes per page.

Before starting my quest to read 3,000 pages in a month, I was uncertain how long it took me to read the 100 pages per night that would be required. I started with some simple books and was able to complete my daily task in a little over two hours.

Then I decided to read some real literature.

While I love spending some serious time reading, committing this much time – especially when I was also going to the gym each night left little time for anything else. Luxuries like making dinner and keeping a clean house would not be allowed if I continued my pace.

I finished the month just shy of 2000 pages (1894). I used the month of October to finish off my goal of 3000. Better late than never.

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