The great thing about a fresh month is being able to press the restart button on personal challenges. Turning your goals off and back on, with a new determination and none of the overwhelming discouragement.
I’ve started the month off by doing something creative each day, focused on writing. Whether it’s a writing exercise, reading through some of my book to edit, or just writing a poem or something, my goal for this month is to do something each day. I’ve even got a silver Sharpie so I can put a check mark on each day I’m successful.
Part of me is antsy to return to some other project and start writing or even editing. Another part wants to start planning and plotting for my novel in November. And maybe I’ll start some of that, but for now, I’m taking small bites. I’ve got a couple research pieces to finish up. I’ve got more than half a book of writing prompts I could go through, most of which take maybe 15 minutes of my day. And if I push myself to commit to that, 15 minutes will eventually become an hour, or more, and I’ll be well on my way to… something. I’m still not sure what my end goal is for any of this. It’ll take a lot more research, a lot of soul searching, and a lot more time and energy. But first, the habit. They say if you do something consistently for 30 days it becomes a habit, so I guess I’ll give that a try.