Writing Daily in November

Writing Daily in November | Year 2

Pen on Notepad PaperAt the start of 2018, I said that I would not be blogging everyday in November, as I did last year. Daily blogging is more challenging than daily writing because posts are public. However, after much consideration, I’ve decided to take up this challenge again. As I’ve written before, I am a huge believer in the importance of developing a writing habit while in graduate school.

Unlike NaNoWriMo participants who will be writing over 1,667 words a day, I will be writing only 500 words a day. No one wants to read thirty 1,667-word posts! I certainly don’t have the time to write that much on the side while also working on end-of-term papers (due in early December).

Let me know if there are particular topics related to books and/or Academia that you would like me to write about in November. Coming up with ideas is the hardest part of this challenge. But this year, I plan to outline my posts days in advance so that I am not wracking my brain for ideas at 11:40 pm.

I received quite a lot of positive feedback for my daily posts last November, so I am hopeful that you will once again enjoy my content.

Writing Daily in November

Writing Daily in November

I am not interested in being a novelist, but my writing skills definitely need improvement. Many PhD self-help guides recommend daily writing for an audience. The last time I took a proper English course was in high school! Because I don’t write regularly, I am often intimidated by the thought of writing. It can take me up to 20 minutes to write a sentence! The occasional response or research paper does not give me enough practice.

So, I have set myself the goal of writing 500 words a day in the month of November. My pieces will be published as blog posts because I need to practice writing for an audience. I will try to keep the posts book-related, but I may write about other things from time to time.

Let me know if you have any major writing projects planned in November. Will you be participating in NaNoWriMo?