A year of writing club
The current configuration of my writing club at work has lasted for more than a year. We tried to find a time to meet for reflection and celebration, but it is tricky to find a convenient time for Colorado and Croatia / Germany. So Tyler proposed…
Maybe we could all blog about it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
…and here I am, doing just that!
What is it?
The writing club is small (three members, though we welcome more!). While there are four rules, there’s really only one important one: publish one blog post per month. Željko usually sends us (well, for me, mostly) helpful reminders:
Then I usually kick into gear and write a post.
How’s it working out
Posts by year:
- 2022: 15
- 2021: 5
- 2020: 8
- 2019: 0
- 2018: 3
- 2017: 4
- 2016: 0
- 2015: 0
- 2014: 3
- 2013: 5
So, it’s working: I’m writing more.
Is my writing improving? Not yet, but I could see how I would get there. (I think I also need to find a reading club.)
What I’ve learned
I’m a sucker for peer pressure, it seems. I don’t think having my own deadline would be as effective, but knowing there’s a group, however low stakes, motivates me to carve out the time and write. (Also somehow I’ve lost the urge to constantly redesign / rebuild my blog; I think that also has to do with the deadline for writing.)
Thanks for reading this far. And hope to be writing for you more in the next year.