Yesterday not only marked the first day of 2012, it also marked day one of the #WIP500 challenge. A much more exciting prospect, Id say.
If you read my last couple posts, then you know I set myself the UnResolution to write at least 500 words every day in 2012. It’s not so much the number of words that pose a challenge, but the task of writing every day.
With enthusiasm, I took to my laptop and typed out not just the 500 required words, but 4,133! Yes, day one of #WIP500 proved to be lucrative. It also proved to:
a) Ruin my back to the point where I resorted to over the counter drugs to ease the pain.
b) Ensure that the pesky cold I have been fighting for nearly a week remains firmly nestled in my chest.
c) Leave my eyes feeling as though someone had squeezed them to the point of bursting.
All in the name of writing. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say, it was absolutely worth it!
Sadly, today is the last day of my holidays before I head back to work. I’m trying to ignore the simple fact that writing 4,133 words a day is not something I’ll be accomplishing often. Once the pressures of routine life hit, I’ll be lucky to reach that daily 500 word target. But for now, I am going to bask in the sweet success that January 1st afforded and hope that January 2nd is equally as kind.