November was probably the most difficult month I had to go through in my entire life so far. I lost my grandmother and went back for a week for her funeral, and I also broke up with my girlfriend before having a long second conversation with her just this past Saturday.
For the ones who read me regularly, you could easily see how much an impact this had on the topics I covered. I also believe it will, without fault, keep on having one for some time.
This being said, I succeeded in keeping on posting every single day on my blog.
So let’s dig a bit deeper into the positive and negative aspects of this month’s writing.
1. Positive Aspects
As said just above, I succeeded in sticking to my schedule despite what happened. Although I do feel my articles’ quality diminished during that time, it proved I can now stay consistent.
After all, if I was able to keep on writing during such a hard period, what could stop me now?
This month reminded time after time the importance of writing. It not only helps to go through difficult times but, even more importantly, it allows oneself to assimilate them, digest them instead of pushing the feelings down for them to bubble up later on.
I felt my articles naturally become a bit longer. This is both a good and a bad thing at the same time. It somehow makes me feel writing is becoming easier but also that, maybe, I cannot organize my thoughts well anymore.
2. Negative Aspects
While I kept my rhythm of articles posted, I did skip some days on writing. I feel I should have been able to write even just 100 words but that is still acceptable since overall, I could stay organized enough to have my articles posted each day.
I only got curated 3 times in the entire month, which may be a sign my articles aren’t that well constructed or interesting anymore. 2 of the 3 times were just last week so I will observe the difference and see the potential changes I could make.
3. Objectives for December
November started great with my birthday and a lot going for me overall but then quickly spiraled downwards. Thanks to this past weekend, I can finally go forward and start getting back up.
December will be the final month of my 1-year writing challenge, posting an article on my blog every single day. I don’t know if I’ll keep it that strict for the second year, but I definitely won’t stop writing.
As a result, December will not only be a month to close one the impressive year 2019 we’ll finish but also to set things up for 2020.
Here are a few tasks that will need to be done during the month:
- Have a long session analyzing which of my posts worked and why.
- Making some sort of plan on how I can prepare for a better 2020 for writing
- Write, write and write some more!