The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – April 10


Every day is a battle. The 9 to 5 has specific, time-sensitive demands, and those demands are impossible to ignore, especially if you are looking for compensation. Add family schedules and my second job into the mix, and by Friday, you must dig deep to discover any inspiration in the creativity well. While the lingering side effects of a concussion are diminishing, everyone agrees you heal faster when you grant yourself the luxury of rest.

They did not include instructions for taking it easy in my playbook. So, when I realize I am staring at a blank screen, unable to make words appear, I start searching for another, less taxing task. Grocery shopping and household chores lead the list of mind-numbing, boring jobs with little reward. However, they serve a purpose. Rote physical movements don’t require thinking per se. If you’ve ever loaded a dishwasher, sorted laundry, or mopped a floor, even once, you possess all the skills necessary to repeat the motions. Mindless work lets your brain relax and recover while still allowing you to accomplished something productive.

No matter the challenges and the obstacles blocking my way, I maintain the item at the top of my list as a non-negotiable. Yesterday I wrote 370 words.

Did you write yesterday?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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