I like challenges. Writing ones anyway. I like the chance to test myself and stretch my fingers and understand how flexible I am as a writer, what needs improving and what can be put slightly to one side. I like to know what other people think of my words and, from that feedback construct a better piece of writing.

I’m doing the 80 Post Challenge. A little challenge I’ve set myself to write a blog entry about topics picked by other people. This will be a range of topics, some close to me, some not, some funny, some not. Some enjoyable, others not. I expect that it really well test my ability to get words down. I want to set myself the target of a minimum of 500 words for each of those posts too; to ensure that I don’t just get board and stop writing when its a bit tricky. The idea is to push through it.

I also found another website called Its a brilliant little website with a fantastic idea; challenging members to write 750 words a day. About anything. It could be a complete brain dump, it could just be a way to vent some rage. Its most definitely not a blog though, which is one of the reasons I want to try it.

I don’t know how well I’ll do. I am stupidly busy, but I want to get into the habit of writing something every day. Even if its just a little something. Even if you guys don’t get to see it. After all, I want to maintain the quality of what is written on this blog even while populating it. So those 750 words won’t be here. But maintain the ability to just write like I did for NaNoWriMo is very important to me, so I’ll let you know how that progresses.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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