On Writing

Write for 30 Days – What Can You Accomplish?

If you read my post on the 15-Minute Writer 30-Day Challenge, you’ll know that I’m a proponent of
daily writing. For one thing, it builds your writing muscle; the more you write the better writer you become. Secondly, daily writing is a key to building a consistent writing habit. I know there are days that life interferes, that’s why I encourage the 15-minute habit. No matter how filled your life is, I’m pretty sure you can eke out 15 minutes of writing time.

A recent article in the Huffington Post was all about what the author had learned after 30 straight days of blogging.He started his 30 day project because he felt lost – he had written about specific topics for a long time and had finally hit the wall. He then started writing stream-of-consciousness every morning – his take on Julia Cameron’s morning pages. He discovered that

1.  Creating daily was like mental steroids.

Blogging every day clarifies my thoughts — it helps me notice things. It’s one of the most important practices of my profession.” Seth Godin

2.  The more the author created, the more ideas he had. Infinite.

3.  It’s ok to feel lost, to change directions, to find new pathways.

If you haven’t taken the 15-Minute 30-Day Challenge I encourage you to jump in. I guarantee you’ll be happily surprised at what you can create in those 30 days. If taking my email course doesn’t feel like a good fit for you, write for 30 days on your own. But write.


  • Michal

    When I started writing daily I also upped my wordcount goal from 400 to 600 a day.
    21 months later I write 1,000 a day and have just crossed 600k mark.

    Practice makes master.

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