But it's a whole lot more fun than time dragging on.
When it comes to the practice of writing, the great thing is that it all counts. If you want to be a writer, then write. The more you do it, the better you become. You can handwrite in a journal, dot every i and cross every t in an important email, or work on the next best seller on a Word document on your laptop in front of the fire. It's all good. It's just important that you and I write - over and over and over again.
Today's challenge was to take your writing one step further than you currently have been doing. Jeff calls it practicing in public. This step will look different for different writers, depending on where you are with your craft. For some, it may be sitting down for the first time and writing what you're thinking in your head you'd like to write.
Or, if you usually take pen in hand and privately journal most of the time, you might want to take a leap and start a blog and share your writing with a small corner of the world. (It's simple to set up and it can be free. So... there's no excuse.)
If you're already comfortable with blogging, you might want to see if you can guest post on blogs and challenge yourself to write to other writer's guidelines and submission policies. Then again, if you have some killer stuff already written, you might want to see if you can start submitting those items to a magazine, a publishing house, or an editor.
The goal here is to stretch yourself - and your faith in yourself - and push a little higher and futher than you usually do.
Don't let fear hold you back- the only way to start is to just start.
And then leave a comment below and let me know where your leap of faith took you- I can't wait to hear. We're better together and we can encourage each other!