First off, I would just like to say: Lee Paysour, I salute you.
Also Observant Bystander, I salute you as well.
And like, Christopher MacNeil, props to you for writing every single day since like. Months and months ago. You’ve been on this site for like forever. Honestly, you deserve an award or something.
In fact, all of you people deserve awards, because you guys actually have the ability to write every day, and not slack off and skip days and weeks, like I do.
I have tried to adhere to that “write something every single day” rule that I made for myself a bajillion years ago but I just…cannot. I cannot. For some reason or other, I cannot. Either the power goes out (which it has, for the past week, because people are fixing the power lines), or I have to go out (I mean go outdoors not…die or something), or my mind blanks, or I just figure “what the hell” and don’t post anything. God. Sometimes I feel bad and I write half a page in my paper journal, but sometimes I’m so lazy that I don’t even do that. And then I feel hella guilty because I’m supposed to be trying to become a better writer, and, you know, write stuff every day, for practice.
I mean, I’m trying to write at least 400 words a day. It’s a goal I saw on the internet, that’s supposed to be an easy way to kickstart your writing. 400 words doesn’t sound hard, I guess, but I don’t know…I just have nothing to write about.
Honestly though, this is probably because I do nothing every day. I am currently being homeschooled so, I can’t sit down and write “today I did blah blah blah at school”. I have no friends here, so I can’t say “today I did these things with my buddies” either. I have N O T H I N G to say.
Like, Lee and Observant Bystander can just say “okay so today this thing happened and then this thing happened and then I had homework and there was also a test” and so on to infinity and b e y o n d. But what the heck am I going to do? Like, “today I woke up and worked on my SAT practice tests and my SAT II Chemistry tests and then I…did nothing…and then…I went to bed and then I woke up and worked on my SAT practice tests…”
Because every day here is the same. I don’t go out–have no way of going out, in fact, because I cannot drive and anyway there’d be nowhere to go if I could (not that I’d want to drive anyway, because I think it’s kind of terrifying)–and I don’t exactly do anything very exciting indoors either. My life is boring. I mean, I’m also kind of a boring indoor person anyway, so there’s that too.
But the good news is, I think I got at least 300 words down today, so yay me. Hopefully I’ll have some more stuff to write in a second, in my paper journal.
Have a good Monday (who are we kidding, Mondays suck and so do Tuesdays), and stay awesome.