Look at this! Already more than 1/6 of the way through the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Here on the IWSG blog, our theme is encouragement for those writers out there battling through the challenges of being a writer. Feel free to share your own encouragement and advice in the comments.
Write Every day is advice commonly given to writers. Even if it's only a few words. My amazing local writer's group has a little contest they do a few times per years called the 50-50. The idea is to write at least 50 words for 50 days in a row. Then you report in a yahoo group and tell everyone how you did.
The other part of the contest is the fifty days. Recently on my blog I mentioned the average time it takes to make something a habit is doing every day for three weeks. Fifty days if a few more than three weeks and hopefully will help develop that writing habit of every day.
My local group is starting the newest 50/50 contest today and those who complete the task will receive a very nifty magnet designed by our talented president, Misty Simon. The sheer volume of writing that gets accomplished when you had every one's words together is astounding and well into the six digits.
Life will get in the way of writing every day and some writers pick a day to take off from the desk chair. The important thing is developing those habits and exercising those writing muscles to create a good habit. Kind like the A to Z Challenge is exercising those blogging habits and making us all better at it.
Do you write every day? Is it habit for you to write or do you mentally force yourself to get to work? Have you tried a writing challenge similar to this one, such a NaNo or another?
Susan Gourley writes epic fantasy and science fiction romance. Find her at her blog Susan Says.