It’s Friday — time to write with absolute abandon.
Why? Because it’s Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo’s and
that’s what hundreds of us do on Friday.
So time to start the ticker and write for
a full five minutes full-out without editing or correcting
on just one word —
Today Lisa-Jo tells us to write about “WRITE” for five full minutes, full-out, and I think, “If she only knew.”
For the month of January, I participated in a challenge hosted by Jeff Goins of Goins Writer. Jeff even established a Facebook group where the participants gather to support, encourage, share accountability and make new friends. The challenge? WRITE 500 words each day.
The 500 words can be for a blog post, a letter to someone, perhaps a book you are drafting, anything but emails and Tweets and other social media.
WRITING is my passion. It’s my life, and I was already WRITING something almost every day, but what I’ve dreamed of forever is publishing a book. My dad was in printing and publishing, and I do believe it’s in my genes. I want to WRITE every day to complete that first draft.
A day without writing is a day of lackluster ordinariness. WRITING is something I can share, something that heals my hurts, something that is who I am, something that connects me to others.
However, what I learned through Jeff’s challenge is that often a day doesn’t offer the opportunity to WRITE and that’s OK. You simply move on to tomorrow. But it’s always there niggling at the back of my mind that I really needed to WRITE something, anything that particular; and usually before going to bed at night, I would have written something!
LESSON LEARNED: By WRITING in the My 500 Words Challenge for 31 days in January, a new habit has evolved and now I naturally think about what WRITING I’m going to do with the beginning of each day. AND the challenge has now moved into February. Want to join? Contact me and I’ll add you to our Facebook group, My 500 Words.
(Note: Links and images added after 5-minute session.)
Lots of folks come together to do this every Friday.
Want to read what some of them have written today?
Click on the image below and enjoy!