What can you do with 30 days?

“Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light”
— Oscar Wilde

What can you do in 30 days? Can you just start a career?

I a shying away from calling the month of September a publishing challenge, as I am awful with challenges. Every October      I swear I am going to write a novel, and a week into it, I find that I am completely behind, eventually relenting to my failure.

But as I have grown in my career and my passion for writing, I have come to realize that sometime we all need a push to take us to the next level.

So here is my personal challenge. 30 days. 30 submissions, and at least one a week, posting a short story or poem on my blog.

I know it is going to be rough. But I also know that it will be worth the sweat and tears. Wish me luck.

15 comments on “What can you do with 30 days?

  1. Good luck! Sometimes we need to set ourselves these challenges. I have a couple I am gearing up for myself. You can do it!

  2. Best of luck to you! I just committed so a similar challenge: make (visual) art every day for 40 days. What’s amazing about it is that there’s no “goal” – nothing “due” at the end. I can just explore and do whatever I want. That way, I don’t feel bad if all I do is learn calligraphy flourishes in a day.

    How’s your challenge going?

    • I’ve submitted 3 places (two for poems and one for plays) and are preparing more for the weekend. I think that I am going to end up doing blitzes on Sat and Sunday to make up for the days I miss during the week. It is going well. I feel like I have little more of a goal to actually get stuff done. How’s your challenge going?

  3. You are doing the right thing by setting a goal and holding yourself to that goal. Nothing makes a writer sweat like a deadline, even a self-imposed one. Keep writing & keep sharing! – Cronin Detzz

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