Writing On

I am now three blog post away from my initial goal, two if I don’t count this one – 300 published writings before 2019 hits in. This gives me actually only three days left in this year for writing.

When I started the #therapythroughwriting challenge, I wanted to bring structure to my creativity, a bit of discipline, and, most importantly, shape short stories coherently. Some 40 posts later I can’t help but think that this is only the beginning.

I am not particularly proud of the stuff coming out under my fingers. Some days it is just blubbering trying to take a certain form and space in my blog. There is no pretence, just words. And they flow regularly almost day after day since last November.

The biggest challenge is to come up with a topic – an idea of what to write about. Sometimes, it springs in my mind while I am in the gym or walking on the street. Other times, it is really a struggle. The latter bears a forced entry, a meaningless and often senseless appearance.

In my mind, this is not necessarily a bad thing. I figure that with time and effort, the quality will start gaining ground over quantity. I will start expressing myself better while building a more complete storyline. It will be interesting to see what and whether this is going to happen.

In the past two months, I just have spent over 50-60 hours of writing. This doesn’t include the time needed to prepare and publish the texts on my website. This would add another 5 or 10 more. But the practice has substantially decreased the time needed for a post to go live.

Honestly, I have no idea whether I will continue to do this at the same pace next year. It is not that I don’t want to. On the contrary, I do. But I do have other plans that might deprive me of the time needed for this particular project.

I am not making a decision now. The writing continues.

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