Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Day 2 of the #100Words100Days #engchat Challenge: Transparent Writing?

Day two. I’m still excited about the 100 Words for 100 Days #engchat Challenge; however, I feel too much pressure to transparently share my (at least) 100 words for all of the 100 days. So, I decided I will publish the pieces I am comfortable with onto my blog and I will keep the other drafts to myself.

I’m okay with my translation of the challenge because my goal is to regularly write more for myself, beyond what I write for work. I can achieve my goal regardless if I make my writing public or not.

Never a Day Without a line
Horace 65-8 BC
I am extremely grateful for Don Murray, who gave me this sign that hangs above my desk. Don didn’t share all of his writing, nor will I. The point is that I write everyday, so everyday I will write.


  1. I'm so grateful to you for your post! I had not considered not making my 100 words public, but know that in the next 98 days I may not want to share everything I write. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Keri. You made my day! Today, I wrote something about my struggle with anxiety that I definitely don't want to share as is; and I'm trying to think of how I can revise it so I would feel comfortable about making it public. It probably won't happen. I guess I inappropriately assumed the writing would be public, and it helps to know that not everyone took the challenge that way.

  3. Rachel, Murray would cheer you on. We write for many reasons, but most of all, we write to make meaning of our own experience. Sometimes that insight is just for us, and sometimes it seems meant to be shared with others. I'm proud of you for doing this challenge!