Kate and Clara say hello
300 days deserves a reckoning.
Daily writing pushes me to notice – my surroundings, my doings, sensory and emotional responses to daily life.
Limited word count requires a winnowing down to the grain of essence. Excellent writing lesson – cut, cut, cut.
Unexpected boon – collecting images feels as important and creatively inspiring as the writing.
I treasure the record of a year that might not have been recorded – family encounters new and old, travels, dogs, world happenings and reactions, vacillating states of mind, and the simplicity of day-to-day.
Feedback and “likes” elate me.
Many posts feel dull and uninspired.
The brevity disallows a deeper momentum into a train of thought.
It has not translated into consistency or “a writing life.”
Addictive checking for feedback.
Experiencing the present as fodder for a post discourages authentic immersion in the present.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 300: 138 words, TOTAL = 49,505; 10,495 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.