Writer’s block and allowing yourself to create trash (+ Writing Challenge)

I’ve been blogging on and off for more than 10 years now and this is my first attempt at creating a blog completely in English. And if I am being honest, this has been a big challenge so far. For instance, I have so many unfinished drafts and incomplete posts because I don’t feel comfortable sharing them yet. This is the reason why I am going to publish this very ugly and incomplete post. And, allow myself to publish anything instead of editing everything over and over again.

What am I doing about it?

10 days ago I learned about ship 30 for 30 a writing course mainly focused on writing online. At first, I felt like their free email course might be a good guide for my aimless writing. However, today on day 9 of the email course is when I actually sat on my computer to write. Granted, it took me the entire course to start writing but I am happy that I found the willingness to do it. Because of it I made a mini-challenge for myself and added some money as motivation.

The Rules are simple.

  • I must write something for 15 min or more and publish it online.
    Where I publish it or what I write about it’s up to me but it has to be about a subject I find interesting and It can’t just be a quick though.
  • If I don’t write and publish something that day I must add 5$ to a donation pot and at the end of the 30 days I will donate that money.
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With that, I pass this invitation to you to also allow yourself to start creating whatever you want and share it with the world.

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good

William Faulkner

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