Writing Everyday & The Challenge To Be Interesting

Published on Jun 24, 2019

It's 4pm on a Sunday and I'm happily browsing the net, catching up on life and reading anything that looks interesting. I want to write my 200 words and get that ticked off the list for today. However,  I'm actually kind of struggling to know what to write about.

Of course I can just ramble and get by, which I have on several occasions. But really, what good is that? It's just to keep my daily writing streak alive.

Many writers talk about the importance of life experiences as a crucial ingredient to success. One must do interesting things, they say, and have their mind's expanded to become an interesting writer. Creativity can come from reading books, having deep conversations, going travelling or exploring life experiences...

But sometimes that's just not entirely possible. Sometimes it's just downright hard to be ... interesting.

The challenge here on 200 words a day is to be interesting everyday. In many ways, that's unlikely, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Some may argue that the simple act of just "doing the work" counts more than publishing a polished gem once every now and then.

What about you, do you feel this pressure to continually write things that are interesting?