I’ve started many projects on this website and failed, too. I have been reading about writing challenges and how NOT to overwhelm yourself with goals that are, shall we say, industrious. My problem has always been “eyes too big for my stomach” – this may sound funny, but for me, it’s an actual thing. People closest to me think it’s cute (well, I hope they do!) but it’s a habit that I seem to have with almost everything I want or try to do, and not just with eating. I always end up biting off more than I can chew. This is not cute, this is annoying, well, sometimes. And it’s the best way to set yourself up for failure.
So this time, I want to try and approach writing prompts again, but with challenges in mind, so I don’t have to make them up as I go. I tried doing this with creative writing prompts, but I became disheartened because nobody commented on my words, and I felt I wasn’t reaching my audience. I think this is all part of being a writer and growing as a writer, but it’s the not-so-nice side to writing online. If you say that you’re only writing for yourself, you’re probably not being 100 per cent honest, and if that’s the case, unless you’re a fiction writer, you should perhaps consider another interest. I don’t mean this to sound harsh, but sometimes, you have to face hard realities, right? Being real is what it’s all about. When I write, I try to discover things about myself every time. This, to me, is the essence of writing and why I chose to write in the first place.
Some ideas for writing future posts:
- Taking a random song from an artist I like and writing about the song – what it makes me feel, what I think the song is about etc
- Taking random creative writing prompts from online websites – this worked for a bit when I first tried it, but I’m willing to give it another go and hopefully, improve and gather interest 🙂
- Taking prompts from Pinterest – there are many creative blogs on Pinterest, and some of them are set up just for writers and writing prompts
- Visiting favourite blogs or websites I like and taking ideas from posts I read (I’ve done this before, and I think it works really well)
- Writing about a different emotion every week (so not a daily challenge)
- Writing about random poems and writing about what I think the poet is trying to convey
- Writing a book or movie review
I think the best thing about this list is that I can add to it whenever I want if I find other things to write about.
Looking at this list, I am already beginning to feel a little uncomfortable because some of these ideas will be stretching my skill as a writer. And now I know I have no choice but to do this and push beyond my comfort zone like I mentioned in this post.
I wish myself the best of luck 😁😂