You know what’s kind of insane about writing one essay a day for a week? Well, a few things actually. First of all, I will remind you that I chose to do this and I came up with the prompts. So I should have chosen prompts that inspired me, right? Second, it’s a lot more difficult than I thought. Normally when I write an essay for the blog it takes me about one week to complete it. That includes the initial drafts, and then the many rounds of editing. Sometimes I share my essays with friends, especially if they’re featured in it. And other times I just read it out loud to myself while I sit at my kitchen table. It’s a pretty involved process, because I like to make sure that I can stand behind the content I put out.
But the week of writing prompts has made that process a little unrealistic. I’m back to working full time, and the only free hours I have to write are early in the morning or late at night. And while I love writing, and would be doing it even if the week of writing prompts (that I started) wasn’t happening, I don’t know that I would normally publish all of these essays I’ve been writing.
I think it’s important for me to remember to just feel the prompt, not every essay has to be some giant revelation or show of emotion. I share a lot of personal stuff on this blog, and not every essay needs to be about that. Anyway, sorry for rambling. Just felt like this essay needed a little disclaimer because it’s kind of short and not particularly impactful.
Anyway I did this to myself and nobody asked for this so it’s all on me.Read More