Day 16: The Way I Roll

So I’m half way through the Write 31 Days Challenge, today marks half way. With 15 more days to go I find myself weary but set on persevering through to the finish. That’s just the way I roll.

But the days are growing longer and I’m feeling stretched thin. Thin to get it all right. Thin to ensure what I write is meaningful. Some days I wonder if I have what it takes. The day is long and at the end of it I need to write. It does my heart good. Granted every, single, day, is, long. But it’s still good for me.

Writing at least 300 words a day is a great challenge. To come up with the words, the title, make it somewhat grammatically correct, to check your spelling, read it aloud, rework it, proof it, then post it. All of that at days end and I’m tired.

But I press on. What I’m gaining sure out weighs the struggle I find myself in.

I find it so exciting that the subject of what I’ll write about usually becomes clear during my day. God just brings it to the forefront and it burns in my mind all day causing me to get so excited to share it with you.

Because I’m a part of this Write 31 Challenge I get to be a part of this distinguished group of writers who are all in this together. The Facebook group we’re in is a tremendous resource and there’s a sense of encouragement I can tap into.

This may sound weird but I’ve learned the use of new words and my vocabulary has even expanded. I’ve explored and found new resources on line that I never would have known about.

The host of Write 31 Days is Crystal Stine. She doesn’t know it but I’ve already learned so much from her. She’s taught me things I didn’t know before about Word Press. She’s a true inspiration.

More than anything through this challenge I’ve learned about me.

I’ve learned that I can do this. I can do what I want to do when I set my mind to it. I can learn technical tricks of my website and repeat them on my own. I can be vulnerable and share my heart with you. And if I lag behind, it’s really no biggie. I won’t be beating myself up over it.

And, you do read my words, thank you! I’m so grateful to you and I hope you find encouragement and have that ‘me too’ moment when you stop by. I’m so glad you’re here and to call you friend, that’s the best gift of all.

I’m persevering to the finish line. Running this race set before me and hoping to inspire others along this writing journey.




  1. I love this! You can definitely do it!

  2. Good for you! I’m always impressed when a writer can commit to a challenge like this… and I can relate to this so much! Although I’m not doing the same sort of challenge you are, I am trying to finish a novel that I’ve been working on for 10 years. Sitting down to write every day, even when I’m staring down the sections that have triggered writer’s block for years, has taught me so much about myself. I completely relate to this -> “More than anything through this challenge I’ve learned about me. I’ve learned that I can do this. I can do what I want to do when I set my mind to it.”

    • Wow, a novel that is awesome! Go Nicole! I can only imagine the discipline and focus that takes. So glad you stopped by. Tracy

  3. I love that you’re taking time to reflect on the challenge and to share what you’ve learned! 31 Days is a big undertaking and I applaud you for it!

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