Daily Prompt – In Due Time

What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

OMFG let’s talk about deadlines… I’ve got a backlog of approximately 20 posts that I need to actually finish writing to finally finish my daily-post challenge for 2014… then I need to find a good weekly writing challenge that I can focus on for the next twelve months to develop my creative writing and start actually doing some real writing, instead of spending all my time on these daily prompts. I’ve done it for 12 months, and I’m done.

It’s proven that I just do not have the time to dedicate to daily writing, and instead, I end up with a giant backlog, that I have to spend excess time on in order to try and catch up on.

I’m looking forward to clearing this backlog, but I’m more excited about really being able to sink my ‘teeth’ into some creative writing. I’ve realised that I’ve got a strong connection to it, and I really want to pursue it further.

I also think that it will allow me to write a lot more other posts from week-to-week – about anything that happens to pop into my mind. I’ve got a couple of posts that I wanted to write a little while ago, but never got around to it… 2015 will be the year I change that.


21 Aug – Blog Planning

How do you remember blog posts you want to write until you’re ready to sit down at the computer? Do you have a system in place, why or why not?

I’ve already got a couple of posts in mind that I want to write… eventually. All I need to do now is try and find some free time to actually write them.

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Daily Prompt – Writer’s Block Party

When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What do you think brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it?

I often experience writer’s block, even with simple tasks such as writing daily blog posts and it frustrates me and I’m like ‘Brain, what the fuck is going on… make the words happen!’. Continue reading

In Too Deep

What the hell has happened??

I’ve been a bit busy these last couple of weeks, and suddenly my whole original plan of writing two posts per day has spiralled completely out of control, and now my backlog has reached 28 (soon to be 29) posts I need to write in order to catch up.


I was having a discussion with a couple of girls over the weekend, and one of them suggested that I take an easy way out, and instead just impose a word limit on all my outstanding posts – something like 50 – 100 words per post. That would allow me to still manage to write; I still get all my posts done; and then I can go back and expand on them later.

Yes, in theory it sounds viable, however, I feel as though I’m cheating myself because I’m not allowing myself to fully explore each prompt the way I should be.


…what do you think I should do? Leave a comment below…


Mar 10: Life Changing Blogger

How has blogging changed your life? Tell us one thing that is different now than from before you started blogging.

When I first set out on this blogging venture, I certainly didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I had no idea what it could / would turn into, and over the past couple of months, I’ve managed to write over 220 posts, and I’ve challenged myself creatively, and I’ve also allowed myself to share personal memories.

I never imagined any of that happening. This month, I’ve really struggled to find the time to write my posts, and have a constant backlog of posts to write and publish, and this has a much greater presence, and priority, within my life.

I’ve noticed that when I don’t have an opportunity to write, I get quite frustrated, and almost restless… It’s created an obligation in my life. And when the backlog of writing increases, and that hole begins to get deeper and deeper, there’s a much stronger desire to get everything up to date. However, there are two different approaches I wish to take – one of them really wants to give each post my full attention, and write them properly; but at the same time, I want to just write them quickly, and smash them out one at a time in order to get myself back up to date… but the latter would just disappoint me, and it would require editing and re-writing further down the track (providing I can be bothered).

Ultimately, blogging has ignited this spark inside of me. This spark to write. Write about all different kinds of things, and it’s a journey that I’m looking forward to exploring further over time.

Daily Prompt: Against All Odds

Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. Be sure to describe your situation in full detail. Tell us all about your triumph in all its glory.

…I don’t actually recall a situation like this. Granted, I’m thinking quite literally and thinking of something quite major, but I don’t recall ever finding myself in a situation such as this.

I think perhaps the most recent situation could be something as minor as finding myself with a backlog of blog posts that I wanted to complete as part of my supposed daily writing challenge… but after not being able to write anything for over a week, I found myself with about 13 or 14 posts that I needed to catch up on. But every day I delayed writing, I’d have to add another two posts to my ever-growing backlog… I felt stuck as though I’d never get out and catch up again.

However, I finally got a chance one weekend, and absolutely smashed out all of my remaining posts, and it felt so great. It felt like a real sense of accomplishment… but one that I couldn’t really celebrate with anybody, because only a couple of my friends know that I have this blog. So I was basically giving myself a hi-five.

However, as of yesterday, I’ve found myself back in this darn trap again. Only worse. As of yesterday, my backlog total was 19 posts. NINETEEN!!! That’s just ridiculous. I actually contemplated just totally skipping the rest of the month, and picking it all up again in April, because that would have just been so much easier. In saying that, since yesterday I’ve managed to smash out (including this one) eight posts already, but I’ve still got two more to add for todays prompts, which takes my outstanding total to thirteen. *groan* However, instead of simply accepting defeat, I’ve decided to pull up my socks and force myself to write, and write, and write, and get myself back up to date… so I guess in terms of relating this all back to the initial prompt… consider the answer to still be a work in progress…