The past few weeks, I've been debating over whether or not to participate in the 100 Words project during the month of May. It sounds like an interesting challenge - write 100 words every day for at least a month - and I've wanted to try my hand at it. The problem is, the guidelines are pretty strict, and I'm not sure I'd be able to do it.
They only give you one missed entry for the whole month; any more and you're disqualified. I've only written 10 entries in my journal this month, out of what will be 30 days come Friday. (Which I've only just realized is, yikes, tomorrow!) That's not even half! The most entries I've ever written for a month was 28 out of the 31 days in December during last year's Holidailies. It wasn't too terribly hard (I fudged with a couple photo entries, if memory serves me), but it did take up a lot of spare time.
I'm not sure I'll be able to find any time to write 100 extra words every day next month: I've got my Memoir Writing class, my cousin's graduation, the CAPA convention, and The Yard Sale (of Doom) to get ready for and then have over Memorial Day weekend. Plus, I've got my diet and exercise programs to keep up with, my job, time with family and friends, as well as updating my journal and this blog. Oh, and reading books! I completely forgot about reading books! I'm still slogging through Pickwick Papers (Gah!), and haven't touched The Lovely Bones or any of the other paperbacks I saved from The Yard Sale (of Doom) for weeks! I've been so tired after working all day and then exercising, I come home, fix my meals and snacks for the next day, have dinner, shower, hang out and watch TV with my mom, then go to bed between 9:00 and 9:30, where I might watch some more TV till a little after 10:00.
My computer has been turned on exactly twice this week: once on Monday to check my e-mail, and the second time was Tuesday to upload Adobe Creative Suite. I didn't even go online, then. Last night, I didn't turn it on at all, and since I have class tonight, it won't be turned on again.
Jeeze, now it sounds like I'm whining. I'm really not; it's just overwhelming when I write down everything I've got coming up next month! Well, I guess I've pretty much talked myself out of participating in 100 Words officially, but I would still like to do it; the format intrigues me. So, I may try writing 100 words a day just on my own. Call it practice, if you will. Perhaps I'll sign up later on in the year.