The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – August 19

2021 Daily Writing Challenge Q2

The constant round of sleepless nights is wearing thin. It is poor planning to fall asleep at 3 am, especially when your alarm is scheduled for six. I finished reading the book I began the night before and can therefore delude myself into believing I am not wasting my time. After surviving the grueling demands of the 9 to 5 workday, I listened to my sleep-deprived body and took a nap.

Then, I made a tremendous mistake and fell into an internet rabbit hole when I searched for “how-to” videos on my latest obsession—Zettelkasten. Like I needed another project. Part of me is hoping the distraction will allow my unconscious mind to devise a fabulous and unexpected solution for the plot issue I encountered. A long session of brainstorming ideas resulted in ideas that weren’t bad, but they weren’t great either. I feel like the ideal scenario is sitting right in front of me and laughing at my inability to grasp the genius of the simple twist. The words sit at the tip of my tongue where I can’t access them. I need them to be flowing out of my pen and onto the page. Maybe when I find the answer, I will also reclaim the ability to sleep.

I always remember my number one writing priority. My core habits are strong, and writing a little every day is my secret weapon. Yesterday I wrote 207 words.

Did you write yesterday?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

16 thoughts on “The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – August 19

  1. I can identify with the sleepless nights. They do catch up to you! Yes, I wrote yesterday. 🙂 I maintain the practice of writing every day too, even when I am falling asleep. LOL! I just have to write each day its a habit now and like breathing, can’t go without it.

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  2. Trying to write everyday can become a problem especially when you are not operating on all eight cylinders. But, as has been my mantra for going on 80+ years now, get out of bed, put your feet on the floor and make due with the cards dealt to us. Did I write yesterday? Yes, and even though we had a busy day and I didn’t feel all that good, I managed to sit down and type – are you ready for this – 600 words! Yippee Yi Ky Ay (at least I think that is the way it is spelled). Better yet is that the good news is that it is now 4:15 pm and I have penned 478 words today. Hmmm, what other trouble can I get into today? Keep writing! 🙂

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