For reasons beyond ken, I’ve been allowing 10 years of blog posts (going back to when I was 17, so… scary stuff) to sit around here for just anyone to see. I have wiped it all clean this morning, resetting all of them to draft so that only I can see them. It’s not all bad; perhaps someday, I’ll go through that back catalog and figure out what’s worth saving.
Why have I done this? Because, starting tomorrow, I’m going to write every day of 2018. As a working journalist, I don’t actually do a ton of writing; my duties are largely in editing and running our website. Despite having been a writer my entire adult life, I have never managed that kind of output.
Most days I almost write something several times. This will be an exercise in seizing at least one of those a day, hopefully setting aside the intense anxiety that often stops me from beginning.
Here are my rules:
- At least 500 words per day
- If I write something at work, that counts
- Post everything here (or at least a link to it)
OK, 2018. I’m, uhhhhhhhhh… ready. See you tomorrow.