So that happened. It’s kinda weird, but even though there was self-imposed pressure to write every day, there was actually less pressure about writing because it was totally unstructured. I didn’t have the constant refrain of “must finish xx!” or “you have to work on xx!” going through my head and making me not want to write at all.
The other thing – and this is perhaps the greater thing – was the lack of word count pressure. On one day I only wrote 300 words, but on another day, I wrote 2000(ish). On the short day, though, I didn’t feel the sense of failure for not having written “enough” to count as “real” writing. Because I’d given myself permission to write as little as a paragraph and it would be okay, the short days lacked the edge of disappointment in myself.
What did I accomplish this week? Quite a bit, actually. Finished 2 chapters on my victorian steampunk m/m romance, outlined act 1 of my sleepy hollow spec, and collaborated a bit on a dramady spec with a friend. Certainly, I’ve accomplished more this week than I have (outside of a looming deadline) in a long time. Not to mention, it’s been a lot less stressful. Dare I say… it was fun writing this week? I think I dare so, yes! ;o)
Definitely looking forward to seeing what Week 2 brings!