Is this the night my blogging challenge comes to an end? Is this the moment when the words dry up and I say it’s all too hard?
No, because I’m writing.
And what counts is that I’m writing something, anything. What counts is the number of times I hit the publish button. What counts is that I don’t give up.
Would I like to be writing a gripping story or a witty opinion piece? Sure. But that wasn’t the challenge.
The challenge was to publish a blog post every day.
I’ve done that.
And I’ll do it tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. I’ll do it every day until the last day of this year.
Then I’ll look back and say a quiet well done. I’ll look back on virtue developed through personal discipline. I’ll look back to look forward once again.
For this challenge is helping me to be both a better writer and a better thinker. I’m sharper and more focussed. My words have become the steel honing the knife of my mind.
No, this challenge is far from over. It’s only just begun.
If you can’t write clearly, you probably don’t think nearly as well as you think you do. —Kurt Vonnegut