What To Write About

Updated: December 10, 2021 Reading Time: 2 minutes stage: complete

When the "Ship 30 for 30" challenge started I knew it would not be easy.

Though I've been writing consistently for the last 8 months, when the "Ship 30 for 30" challenge began, I knew it would be difficult. 30 essays in 30 days, however short, requires consistent creativity

Some days I have lots of ideas that I'd like to explore. Others, my mind is completely blank as if suddenly someone had my Evernote database 😰.

Days like today are the most challenging.

But they're also the reason why this challenge is worth the effort.

It forces me to think.

The healthy pressure of publishing every day drives me to create something from nothing.

Trying to write a piece between 200 and 250 words first thing in the morning—6:30 to 7:20 AM to be exact—with no coffee, is the real challenge.

And so here I am at 20 minutes in today's session, my brain completely empty telling me to go back to bed.

Somehow I fight back and start putting some words together—you're reading them.

I gain momentum and the urge to slip back to sleep starts fading away.

I keep writing and I'm almost at 200 words!

It may not be my best writing. And it certainly won't make my English teacher proud.

But it will make for a good reminder that it is possible to write something even when I don't know what to write about.

Because tomorrow we must go at it again.