24,463 Words

This morning I completed my first 750 Words Monthly Challenge. For 30 days straight, I kept the same morning routine:

1. Wake up.

2. Put the kettle on. Feed the cats. Drink water. Pour myself a tea.

3. Log in to this website and write (at least) 750 Words.

24, 463 words later and I’m addicted, of course. It takes 30 days (or is it 21 days?) to create a habit, right?

Want to sign up for the next monthly challenge?


I’m going to sign up, although I know October is going to be filled with many obstacles to my morning routine. I’ll only be home for 12 days this month, but if I can get internet on the road, I should be able to keep up.

“Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.” ~Spanish Proverb

5 Responses to 24,463 Words

  1. Dian Reid says:

    Love it! Glad to see you weren’t thrown off by the site’s grogginess this morning =).

    What do you think you dig most about the site? For me, it’s the silly little green boxes with an ‘x’ marked in them. I love the accountability of keeping track. When I first started, I loved the badges, but since you only get them once, I’ll have to wait until they come up with new badges.

    BTW, I love the quote “Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.” Awesome, I’m going to use that in one of my Thrivin’ Tuesdays circles.

  2. Brian Deignan says:

    I don’t know whether it’s inspiration or feeling guilty (I’m great at that) but your determination has convinced me to sign up for November. Now I guess I have to figure out how to count words and type at the same time.
    Old morning ritual: Wake up
    New morning ritual: Wake up, write something
    Congrats on the album, look forward to seeing/hearing you w/ Joanne later this month.

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