• Story Time

    #XD30 Summer Writing Challenge

    “Summer Love” is the theme for the 2013 #XD30 Writing Challenge. From June 1 to June 30, participants are required to write a short story (or series of stories) consisting of at least 250 words daily.

    Disclaimer: Participants are NOT allowed to pre-write their stories. Stories are to be written once you hunker down to write.

    Please note that the theme is subject to the participant’s interpretation. You don’t have to write about the sunny side of love all month long. Let the warmth of the sun bless you with a wicked sense of creativity.

    The title of the stories must be formatted as the following:

    #XD30-Day (however you want to format the day)-Title of Your Chapter

    An example: #XD30-Day 1-Love in Headphones

    Participants may share their stories using the platform of their choice as long as they share using the hashtag #XD30 via Twitter.

    This is going to be all kinds of fun!

  • The Complexities of Life

    Reflection: Days 11-30 of #30in30

    Day 30 has finally arrived.

    When I began this challenge, I wasn’t sure if I had the kahonas to complete it. Instead of focusing on the big picture, I celebrated each post.

    Slowly, writing daily became normal. Days 11-20 flew by. On day 21, I could see the finish line. I felt hella proud of myself.

    Nine days became seven. Seven days became five. Five days became three. Three became today.

    Day 30 is here and I have completed the challenge. I wait to take a brief break. The race is over and I need to finally catch my breath.

    raises glass

    The end (for now).

  • Uncategorized

    The #30in30 Challenge

    Tonight I participated in a weekly Twitter chat with one of my favorite authors Aliya S. King. She challenged her followers to a #30in30 writing challenge in which participants are challenged to write for 30 days straight. I was beyond excited about this post for several reasons.

    1. Writer’s block had taken residence.
    2. Laziness refused to work past the writer’s block.
    3. I’d rather veg out on the sofa and sleep.

    All three of these reasons are curses to a writer, amateur or professional. The #30in30 challenge is going to force me to work past the mental roadblocks that prevent all of this awesomeness from being shared with the world. I’m hellbent on making the absolute most of these 30 days. I feel sorry for the pens and papers that will be sacrificed for the greater good.

    Let’s take a moment of silence for all the ballpoints and single rule paper out there.

    Chat with you later.


    Updated February 14, 2017