On April 11, I posted this on Instagram:
Today is Day 100. I missed two days, so I should have finished this project on Tuesday. But I think only missing two days is pretty respectable, mostly because I’m not always the best at finishing things.
I start a lot of projects, set a lot of goals, only to let them wither on the Vine of Good Intentions. Sometimes I think this is just who I am—someone unable to finish anything. Some days I think of this as a moral failing, others I think it’s just a personality trait. But I finished this, so maybe it’s neither.
Because here’s what I learned the past 100 days:
- Having a clear goal (write a six word story) with a clear end-date (100 days) kept me from giving up.
- Sometimes writing six-word stories is harder than writing a 1,000-word story.
- I really like Adobe’s Creative Cloud Express, even though I know it’s just like Canva.
- Every day, I can find something to write about.
- Going public with this project helped keep me accountable.
I don’t plan to post to Instagram every day for a while, if ever again, as I have some other projects I’m figuring out how to make stick. But if you follow me on Instagram and you’ve been reading my six word stories the past 3-ish months, thank you! It means the world to any writer when even one person reads their work. So truly, thank you.