That is always the goal getting into every month.
The past two weeks wouldn’t really attest to that – missed a whole lot of posts because the weeks were crazy, things happening on top of each other that didn’t leave much room to post.
Forget that writing is the job. Insane in itself, that I can write on a daily basis and most times convert that into money.
And I thought about this the last week; how it may be a lot of writing but none of it is set off particularly for my own writing. You know, solely given to develop my craft or to write for my own enjoyment because this is honestly what I enjoy doing. And I hope it doesn’t turn into a chore.
Trying to change that narrative for June. Which may be mostly doable.
June is Afrobloggers Winter Challenge and the Writer’s Games at the Writer’s Workout. 🥰
Whichever way you look at it, it’s plenty of writing all around!! And I’m excited.
Hopefully I can do it. It’s exciting and terrifying. I’m excited (trying to write this enough times to trick my brain into believing that I am more excited than nervous).
I keep thinking I may be over stretching myself. But that’s the thing with challenges, right? See how far you can stretch yourself. And this will be a stretch.
How will it work?
The Afrobloggers Winter Challenge goes live on June 1st, for daily weekday blogging. Except on weekends. More information about this can be found on their blog site. If you are interested check out Winter ABC 2021.
The fact that there is no blogging over the weekend is great for me because the 72 hours of insanity of the Writer’s Games will happen over the weekend. If you are interested you can head over and register for the games.
What does this mean for the blog?
Well, you will get plenty of me during the week. Hoping to get the daily blogs out much earlier than I do these usual posts. But that also means no Writer’s Wednesday post or Stray Sunday musings. For just June I think. Then after that, it will be back to business as usual.
What do I hope to achieve?
Getting my creative juices flowing is certainly high up on the list.
But I am also looking forward to reading what other people in the Afrobloggers community. Stretch my capabilities. Because its easy to see this from a distance and say I can’t do it but you never know till you try. So I’m going to try this. Writing on a daily basis, outside work and hopefully find a way to integrate it into a daily habit.
I hope you will stick around for most of it. And if you are open to the idea, that we’ll do some of this writing together.
And I know May is Mental Health Awareness Month and there has barely been a post on it here. You can read this on the subject. Feel free to leave how you are doing mentally in the comments (if you don’t mind) and a post you read and resonated with on mental health.