Recently, I did a daily writing challenge in which I used the word-of-the-day from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary for the month of August.
My takeaways from doing a daily challenge (I’ll keep this brief):
1.) It was a good exercise because it (a) required me to keep a writing schedule and (b) promoted general time management.
2.) It was annoying because (a) I have a habit of endlessly revising up until the deadline, therefore small assignments like this can take much longer than the should, (b) it made me back-burner other writing projects (the ones without deadlines) because this one took way too much time because of my revising problem, and (c) some days I to work on something else but aaaarggghh.
Maybe I’d do better with a shorter challenge or something conducive for a more flexible writing schedule. Anybody have any writing challenge recommendations?