If the month of May rolled around and there were no prompts, no daily email encouraging you to write, no friendly community to welcome your “Yay! I did it” posts at the blog, would there be a gap in your writing practice?
Would you have fewer first drafts to work on the rest of the year?
Would another month go by without a focus on your writing?
And, if this is your first year contemplating the challenge, what do you hope to get out of it?
Leave a comment below, and let me know!
Should I Do This, Again?
Every year, as the organizer of StoryADay May, I face the question: am I going to do this again?
(It’s a lot of work!)
And every year, I look at the comments and emails from past years to help me make my decision.
And that’s why, every year, I find myself I find myself arguing with my coach about what is and is not a good investment of my time 😉
I’d love it if you would take a moment to think about what you hope to get out of the StoryADay May challenge, what rules you are setting for yourself (will you write every day? Once a week? Only on weekends?) and how you hope to feel at the end of the month.
Then leave a comment here. It’ll help crystalize your goals, which will, in turn, help keep your motivation high.
(And I can show them to my coach!!)
If you have questions for me, post them here, too.
Here’s to another May of ridiculous, glorious creativity!
P. S. If you want me to send writing prompts to your email inbox every day of the challenge, make sure you’re signed up here (yes, even if you’ve signed up in the past)
4 thoughts on “If StoryADay May Was Cancelled”
I would cry if StoryADay was canceled. I’ve been looking forward to May 2023 all year. I even bought a new journal for it. Last year I was so excited at the end of the month to see how much I accomplished. I spent June editing. I’m really looking forward to this year’s StoryADay.
Put away the tissues! All will be well. So glad you’re looking forward to it and I’m thrilled it went so well for you last year.
Isn’t it amazing how much we can get done with a bit of structure and support?!
StoryADayMay2021 and 2022 were my MOST productive writing months ever and gave me drafts to work on throughout the year. Simply the best way for me to quit over-thinking my practice and just. do. it. Thank you, Julie!