This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in!
All of my blog posts this month have been brief. In fact, I have to write them all in five minutes, so they have to be short.
It’s hard to condense a sea of thoughts into a post this size. Often I don’t get out everything I wanted to. On other days, it’s all I can do to keep writing for five minutes based on only one word.
This has been a good challenge for me. First of all, it’s hard for me to write consistently in college, so this has helped. It’s also helped me share my writing, which I struggle with, too (though not many people will read these posts, at least not all of them!).
It’s difficult for me to put my thoughts out there, especially when they haven’t been edited, but I think it’s good for me. As a writer, my words will always be subject to scrutiny and critique, so I might as well get used to it now. If I want to be a writer, I will have to share my work with people, because that’s the point: I want to impact people with my words.
Thus concludes my brief post about brevity.