Well, today is the very last day of the month and, thus, the final day of Every Damn Day in June for 2019. And I am proud to say that I made it through without missing a day! Some days were easier than others, and I had lots of content to post. But other days were hard, and I found myself trying to throw something together.
What I found interesting, though, was that on a couple of those days where I was writing under time pressure and just to have something to post, I came up with a couple of pieces that ended up getting a great response:
Cry for Help was written in the back of taxi. It was an honest and heartfelt poem, but I don’t think it would have been written if I hadn’t suddenly remembered that I needed something to post before midnight.
Dirty Picture started as a bit of a cheeky cheat, where I thought I’d just post some song lyrics beside a raunchy photo, but in the course of writing, became a fun little tale about sexting.
Another Hot August Night was another one that began as an “oh my god I need something, anything, to post today” and ended up getting a fantastic reader reaction, and becoming one of my favourite offerings.
Looking back through the month’s content, it’s amazing to have this repository of material to look back on. Looking back at my first posts of the month, I can’t believe they were only a few weeks ago!
Every Damn Day in June has been a fantastic opportunity to really put into practice the skill of writing daily, even if it’s only a few words, because just the process of making time to write can start the creative juices flowing. (I reflected upon this mid-June in this post.) It has also provided occasions to reflect on creativity and one’s Muse.
A big thank you to Hyacinth for hosting the Every Damn Day in June, and kudos to everyone who took part. It’s not only been an exciting and interesting challenge as a writer, but as a reader I’m thankful for all the wonderful content it has inspired and helped to generate.
Happy 30th June everyone, and to all the participants, we made it!!