As we approach the last week of the 31WriteNow Challenge, I have to admit that I feel like a runner on her last legs during a marathon. Unfortunately, I feel like I’m approaching the finish line WITHOUT that rush of adrenaline most racers seem to exhibit as they come into the home stretch!
This challenge was truly a challenge for me. I had just completed July’s AudioMo challenge – a month of daily audio posts. I confess that during THAT challenge, which was something I had NEVER done before, I thought to myself how interesting it was that I could more easily think of things to say. I also silently thanked God that I didn’t actually have to write on a daily basis! So on July 31, as I prepared my final audio message, I read about Luvvie Ajayi’s blog challenge. It almost felt like a personal punishment for wishing I didn’t have to write! That’s when I knew I HAD to participate in 31WriteNow. I found my inner-voice saying to me, “So you say you can’t do it? Well prove that you CAN!” Being that it was the day before the blog challenge was to begin, I didn’t have time to contemplate or chicken out. I felt like I had no choice but to participate…and I’m glad that I did! Not only have I experienced tangible benefits (increased subscriptions, comments and other stats), but I have felt an extreme sense of personal accomplishment. A confirmation, if you will, that I have the passion and ability to write!
The road is getting a little rough in the home stretch, but I’m almost there…and I know I’ll make it to the end!
(31WriteNow Challenge Day 26)