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I did a thing a couple of Friday’s ago where I attempted to write 10,000 words in one day. I called it the #10000wordstoday challenge. It was an attempt to jumpstart my writing juices for my YA/Magical Realism novel based off of two short stories I’ve done.
I woke up that day ready to knock out words. Anything to take my mind away from the killings that were happening around me, at that time it was George Floyd. But it was damn near impossible to reach that goal with all that happened over those hours; protests across the nation, burning of buildings, riots and so much more.
I knew it was going to be a challenging day up front with a 5-year-old by my side at every moment plus my normal 9-5, which has been more of a 7-7, was on the busier side for a Friday, but it still felt possible. It wasn’t until the afternoon hit that my happy and fun thoughts shifted to painful and angry phrases.
I’ll try again one day, but for now, check out my vlog from that day. I’ll continue to pray but I now act on the thoughts I have around what it truly means to be unified. We black people won’t be able to fix this. We’ve lost so much just trying to find and push a solution only to be shown by recent acts that it will take true white alleys to get things turned around.
If you support my writing journey, I pray you support black lives matters and understand that it’s an all hands on deck situation if things will ever permanently change.
2 responses to “Writing Challenge in the Midst of Protests”
Whoa, 10,000 words a day plus a kid in tow? That’s just crazy. And I have to drag myself through 500 words. Enjoyed your vlog, and wishing you all the best in your writerly endeavours!
It was definitely a challenge but I do think it can be done…if I’m on an island by myself. 🙂