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Apr 08, 2019 07:36:07

Ooops! Weekends are hard

by @twizzle PATRON | 275 words | 162🔥 | 170💌

Twizzle

Current day streak: 162🔥
Total posts: 170💌
Total words: 60709 (242 pages 📄)

Agh.  I knew the weekends were going to be hard to keep my writing streak up.

I did have time to do it, it just kept on slipping my mind.

I will put it down to the fact that I was too tired to do it.  I ran 15k in the morning and then another 5k in the afternoon, along with the usual household chores.

The fact I had to write 200 words was niggling in my brain as I slumped up to bed after dozing on the sofa.  I knew I needed to do it, but the "space" and "permission" I needed was not there.

I guess it is best not to see writing here as a chore that has to be completed.  Sure, keeping that writing streak would be nice, but just having somewhere to dump my brain will be useful and will hopefully get me in a habit of taking some sort of action.

On another note, this process is already causing me angst and stress.  I might change my username, or if that is not possible, will delete this and create a new account.  I want this to be as anonymous as possible and people might be able to tie 2-and-2 together with my current username.

I guess I am ashamed of some of the things I have already written as they are not feelings or thoughts I would share with anyone else, apart from my closest friend.  We are quite alike in our likes, loves and mental issues.  He might be 200 miles away at the moment, but I know he will have me in the back of his mind most days.

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    @twizzle
    <<On another note, this process is already causing me angst and stress. I might change my username, or if that is not possible, will delete this and create a new account. I want this to be as anonymous as possible and people might be able to tie 2-and-2 together with my current username.>> DONT!
    For me there are many categories of writers here, there are the LongStreakers here, maybe seemingly impressive group, but there are also BreakStreakers, which maybe I will call BraveStreakers. These are the ones not afraid of breaking the streak and starting all over again. That takes guts! And another kind of consistency.
    My absolute idol in this category is @keenencharles
    https://200wordsaday.com/writers/keenencharles
    (@keenencharles how many streaks you had? When there were still tears, a couple of weeks ago, I saw it was over 20 tears, and yet, you start a new streak today! Love and respect!!! <3

    And don't be ashamed of your past posts! Please! We all write absolute crap here from time to time... or more often. There are really bad days. And... who do you think will go back and read your posts from weeks ago... I dont want to disappoint you, but... probably nobody :D

    Just stay and write! (If you have really problems with your old posts, become a partron (3 Euro a month I think) and write Private Posts - nobody can read them :p
    I have one private, I was so outraged with a post that I practically trolled another writer, I wrote a Reply, but it was really bad, but i did write my 200 words and i didnt want to lose the streak. This one went private...

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 08, 2019 16:32:49
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      @twizzle @lucjah Here's to the not-necessarily-brave-seemingly-impressive #Teamstreak

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 08, 2019 09:01:49
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      @brandonwilson Yes :-))) Cheers!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 08, 2019 18:40:50
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      thanks @lucjah!

      "I guess it is best not to see writing here as a chore that has to be completed. Sure, keeping that writing streak would be nice, but just having somewhere to dump my brain will be useful and will hopefully get me in a habit of taking some sort of action."

      This is exactly how I think about it. And I think having that desire for a place to share your thoughts keeps you coming back even if you missed a day and broke your streak.

      I've probably broken my streak like 25 times now but I just try to continue writing as soon as I can.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Apr 08, 2019 15:31:03
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      @lucjah Thanks for the kind reply. I did change my username as I was worried that people I know might read these pages and learn things about me that I don't want them to know. It's a hard line to tread between being honest with yourself and scaring or upsetting others.

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Apr 09, 2019 07:20:53
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      @twizzle
      of course, thats most important, to feel comfortable
      there is also an option here (for Patrons again) to make posts "Protected", so that only ppl from 200WaD can see them... just saying... :-)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 09, 2019 10:55:01
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      @twizzle @keenencharles 25.. woow! You are more and more a hero for me :-)))
      Respect and adoration hihihi <3

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 09, 2019 10:55:48
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    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 08, 2019 16:20:38
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