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Mar 26, 2019 21:10:57

200 words can be damn long

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 201 words | 🐣 | 272💌

Julia Saxena

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I still haven't found a fixed time in the day for writing my 200 words. My schedule is shifting around and I'm figuring out the best way to structure my day. 

I noticed, though, that the further I procrastinate writing the 200 words, the worse my post will get. Procrastinating means that I still haven't thought of anything great to write about that day.

Sometimes it's so easy to write. The words just flow and I keep writing well beyond 200 words. The topics just pop up in my head. They are so obvious at that point. 

And often, it's just so hard. I'm starring at the word count in the upper right-hand corner. Like right now.

Still, 80 words to go. Damn.

It's ok. Not every post can be a masterpiece. Even the cringe-worthy posts serve their purpose. They are an important practice. Without them, the great pieces wouldn't exist.  

Omg, 50 more words. This is killing me today. I think the word count is broken. 

Now, I just feel tired and want to get this over with so I can sleep enough before I get to wake up at 5 am tomorrow morning to go to the gym.

Yes! I did it once more! 200 words!


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    @juliasaxena your post is testament that the best thing to write about when stuck is to write about how hard is it to write! ?I wrote something about this trick too:

    https://200wordsaday.com/words/don-t-know-what-to-write-write-about-not-knowing-what-to-write-86725c62be2a2a899

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 26, 2019 19:34:10
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      @jasonleow Haha. That's right! Everybody will experience this at some point. I'm afraid I'm in a slump. My post from today is not much better. Oh well...

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Mar 27, 2019 16:50:52
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      @juliasaxena i think slumps are something we will all invariably go through when writing everyday. But keep going! :) Even writing random stuff is already showing up, already good enough. You’ll never know where the slump will bring you if you keep going despite it. I had a counterintuitive experience with my slump...I found that having to be creative in battling it made me rediscover what i love to write! The slump ended up being a blessing in disguise. More here: https://200wordsaday.com/words/a-hundred-days-of-words-123145c8baea887e2e

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 27, 2019 19:42:25
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      @jasonleow I love that post! It inspired me to write about boredom today. I fully agree that slumps force you to get creative. They are actually important to growing as a writer. And belated congratulations on your 100-day streak :)

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Mar 28, 2019 20:52:00
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      @juliasaxena thanks! And love your post on boredom!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 28, 2019 18:57:20
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