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Jun 05, 2019 10:14:07

Re: 309 words came to me today

by @danielmiller PATRON | 320 words | 4πŸ”₯ | 242πŸ’Œ

Daniel Miller

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There are days you have an idea, an inspiration, so you just pick them lightly, and the choice defines you. There are days you have to make an effort, you don't know which ones to choose. I think that defines you more. But there are days you (almost) give in, and then, like wild animals, feeling more curious than frightened once the human finally stops moving, the words come and choose you.

Yes! After reading this I wrote in the 200wad Slack:

I’ve said this before to people IRL, and maybe in writing, but I’ll say it here, hopefully as an encouragement to @baz…

The miraculous thing about 200wad is the way it all just adds up. 200 words is the perfect length for me. I tried 750 words a day (Buster Benson’s site) a long time ago and could never get to 750 words and gave up. But 200wad, both in its mechanics and community, is a very sweet spot of joy…

✨

I came on a whim and decided to try to write fiction...and it's worked. I posted the above after posting a screenshot of the folder of my backups, with the fiction highlighted. It was like a timeline of when I figured out the next bits of the story:

2019-03-25-Part-1.txt
2019-03-26-Spring-Springing-Sprung.txt
2019-03-27-Capitalists-stop-using-the-word-journey.txt
2019-03-28-Part-2.txt
2019-03-29-Part-3.txt
2019-03-30-Part-4.txt
2019-03-30-Part-5.txt
2019-03-31-Part-6.txt
2019-04-02-Part-7.txt
2019-04-03-Part-8.txt

2019-04-05-No-streak.txt
2019-04-06-How-the-Depth-Year-is-Going-Part-2.txt
2019-04-07-Obsessed-with-this-song-right-now.txt
2019-04-07-The-Music-That-Made-Me-Part-2.txt
2019-04-09-Part-9.txt
2019-04-10-Almost-forgot.txt
2019-04-12-Oklahoma.txt
2019-04-13-On-Rainy-Days-She-Bakes-Bread.txt
2019-04-14-The-Music-That-Made-Me-Part-3.txt
2019-04-16-This-is-going-to-be-another-boring-200wad-post.txt
2019-04-17-Part-10.txt
2019-04-19-Overwhelmed-with-exhaustion-and-sonder.txt
2019-04-20-Re-Re-Overwhelmed-with-exhaustion-and-sonder.txt
2019-04-20-Resonant-Girl.txt
2019-04-21-Part-11.txt
2019-04-21-Part-12.txt
2019-04-23-Part-13.txt

2019-04-25-Awwww-hell.txt
2019-04-27-Re-Which-browser-tabs-are-opened-right-now.txt
2019-04-28-Re-Re-Overwhelmed-with-exhaustion-and-sonder.txt
2019-04-28-Re-What-color.txt
2019-04-29-Re-Why-do-Developer-Interviews-have-to-suck.txt
2019-04-30-Part-15.txt
2019-05-01-Dan.txt
2019-05-02-Happy.txt
2019-05-04-Dan.txt
2019-05-05-Re-10-200Wad--research-reading-streaking-what-should-we-pay-attention-to.txt
2019-05-06-Part-14.txt
2019-05-06-Part-16.txt
2019-05-06-Part-17.txt
2019-05-06-Part-18.txt
2019-05-06-Part-19.txt
2019-05-06-Part-20.txt

2019-05-08-Relearning.txt
2019-05-13-This-Weekend.txt
2019-05-16-Re-5-years-from-now.txt
2019-05-17-Heat-Fog.txt
2019-05-18-Part-21.txt
2019-05-18-Part-22.txt

2019-05-21-I-had-a-feeling-I-was-going-to-break-my-streak-soon.txt
2019-05-22-My-draft.txt
2019-05-22-Part-23.txt
2019-05-23-Executive-Super-Powers.txt
2019-05-24-Part-24.txt
2019-05-25-Part-25.txt

2019-05-26-Dan.txt
2019-05-26-Markdown.txt
2019-05-27-Technology-investment.txt
2019-05-28-Just-cant.txt
2019-05-29-Teenagers.txt
2019-05-30-Re-Things-that-I-dont-know-how-to-do-them.txt
2019-05-31-Re-Things-that-I-DO-know-how-to-do-them.txt
2019-06-01-Part-26.txt
2019-06-02-Part-27.txt
2019-06-02-Part-28.txt
2019-06-02-Part-29.txt

Well...it was more interesting as a screenshot of the Finder window. :)

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    @danielmiller Sounds great! As @basilesamil said many times too few people are using 200WaD to write long form (I'm at fault too as well)...

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jun 08, 2019 20:03:35
  • 1

    @danielmiller dope, thank you for sharing! And congrats on being so persistent where many would have just given up :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 05, 2019 18:47:36
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