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Forced March – Recap

After 7 days of forcing myself to write, I have learned a few things about the writing process and regained some of my motivation to continue writing. Truth be told, it took me 8 days because on the 6th day I did nothing. I didn’t write. After the exercise, I have about 5,000 words in […]

Forced March Day 4 – 520 Words

Last night was another night where I didn’t want to write. I went through the usual list of avoidances and delayed the inevitable. We went to the movies (MIB 3) and that put at least 3 hours between me and the need to open the laptop and continue writing. The actual writing wasn’t so bad, […]

Forced March Day 3 – 500 Words

In my third day of forcing myself to write, last night I managed to struggle through 500 words. I counted every single one and watched the word counter like some kind of freedom countdown clock. As soon as I finished the sentence containing my 500th word, I closed the laptop lid in disgust. I don’t […]

Forced March Day 2 – 1500 Words

Today was the second day of my mandatory writing exercise. I’ve been telling myself that it was writer’s block to blame for my six week abstention from writing and that someday, when the inspiration hit me, I would open up my laptop and words coated with fairy dust and slathered in awesome sauce would spew […]

Forced March Day 1 – 562 words

Yesterday was the first day of my forced march, the 7 days of mandatory 500-word minimum output. I have been “unable” to write for the past six weeks, blaming it all on writer’s block and now I am out to prove that writer’s block is just denial and that if I really want to write, […]