On BlogHer’10 and Writing


  1. I’d love to tackle this. I just need to find some prompts…

  2. I’ve heard great things about 750words.com.

    It’s like an on-line journal, but its not shared with anyone, and the site has programs that process all your writing giving you some interesting information about what you are putting down. Might be worth a try.

    I keep meaning to start myself, and maybe now is the time!

  3. We should get together more around here, too, for simply discussing writing. (With or without kids, doesn’t matter to me.)

  4. I’ll commit to writing 20-30 minutes a day. I’ve been trying to find the motivation myself to write more, and when I saw your challenge, seemed like just the support and commitment I need!

  5. I’ll join. I’ve been slacking lately, and have been feeling like I can’t possibly find time to write. Need to get with the program, 20-30 minutes should be the right way to jump back in.

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    Glad to see that some of you could use the writing challenge too. I think I will have to post check-ins every week or so to hold us all accountable and so we can support each other! :)

    Brekke – Thanks for mentioning 750words.com. I will check that out!

  7. Count me in, life has been getting in the way of blogging lately ;-)

  8. I’m with you. I feel as though I’ve all but abandoned my blog lately. I’m hoping that changes when the kids are back in school next week.

  9. I’m in! It’s one of the things I keep saying I’m going to do and then procrastinate until the cows come home. Motivation is good :-)

  10. I have transferred my blog over to self hosting in the last few weeks, so I feel I have been distracted by that. And now I am distracted by cool plugins. So I could use a writing challenge too!

  11. Um YES to needing to write MORE. I’m like you – I have lots of thoughts swimming, but just so little discipline in translating thoughts to words. I’m there!

    Also, thanks to the commenter above for the 750words tip!

  12. I’m in. I come close to 20-30 minutes on average but I’m not good about doing it every day. I’m looking forward to it!

  13. I would love to do this. It’s just the little push I need to get myself writing more. Great idea!

  14. I am SO in. Just yesterday, I wrote out a new morning routine for myself that includes writing morning pages every day, plus another hour of either fiction or blog writing.

    It would really help to know that I’m not alone in this. Thanks for a great idea!

  15. I’m in on the daily writing – I’m coming in a little late, but will try to keep up!

  16. Man, day 2 and I am already don’t feel like writing. I really want to work on my fiction. Like I was even thinking about it this morning, and what I want to write next, but I just don’t want to sit and do it. Well, it’s because I don’t have all the details ironed out. I just want to write, don’t want to figure out background. Only have an hour left in the day, so can’t procrastinate much longer though

  17. Amy – This year I embarked on a picture-a-day project. I committed to taking a photo, posting it and writing something about it every day (http://missmyriad.wordpress.com). Some days I wonder why on Earth I thought this was a good idea, but on the whole, I’m loving it because it forces me to write something each day. And, indeed, I have found that as the months have gone on, the writing comes easier and easier. I had gotten rusty, and I’m getting my writing muscles back into shape. :)

    I continue to enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

  18. I committed to a similar routine about a month ago – either morning pages or a run every morning. And I put it on my blog to encourage me to keep it up :) It’s working well for me so far, I hope your 20 – 30 minutes is working well for you.

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