Anyone else want to write with me?
For the past six years, I’ve participated in posting 31 Days of November Thankful Thoughts on Facebook. The first year I did it, I was looking for an easy way to focus on the good things happening in my life at a time when I was feeling completely overwhelmed with graduate school, my barrel chested freedom fighter’s latest deployment, and my then-preteen’s challenging entrée into the middle school years. Back then, so many more of my friends were participating in the “challenge” of posting thankful thoughts everyday, and I found their gratitude helped me be more mindful, as well as to write more often.
This year, I am participating in posting those thankful thoughts, but I’d like to take things farther and foster some good new habits by participating in another kind of writing challenge. I’ve been scouring the internet for over a month for November writing challenges. I’ve found that the loosey goosey challenges, like the calendar on Toasted Cheese, appeal most to me, but I’d love to be brave enough to dive into something more ambitious. I’m sharing three particularly cool looking writing challenges here (click on the underlined site title to visit each challenge).
What are you writing lately? Are you participating in any challenges this month?
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