I have come to learn something about myself as a writer. I don't just enjoy challenges and blogfests, they actually help me write. I need them in my own sick way to push myself forward.
Currently I'm enjoying myself on writing.com
I have accepted a 30 day Character sketch challenge that is doing wonders for my writing. I receive points for writing 500 words everyday on a prompt the Host sends me about my character.
I am using this to my advantage. I have had a story sitting inside me for a few months now, and when I saw the challenge I jumped at the idea of really diving into my character and trying my hand at writing everyday.
I've discovered that self discipline, when it comes to writing, is the hardest thing for me to overcome. And if I were ever to give anyone advice on writing and how to do it, I'd suggest participating in challenges that make you write at least 500 words every day.
How do you feel about writing challenges- do they encourage you to keep going or are they bothersome to you?