Over in Instagram world, there’s this lovely thing taking place. Starting on April 6th, people all over the world have committed to doing some creative something for the next 100 days. This #100dayproject (that’s the tag in instagram) came to life from a partnership between Elle Luna & The Great Discontent (a quarterly print pub and online magazine).
So, I am taking part, and I think you should give it a shot, too. I am, of course, writing. Of course! I’m so happy to participate in “challenges” these days, I think I must be revisiting my old competitive tendencies from grade school. Hm. Not sure that is a good thing. What IS good is the fact that such challenges make me stick to something longer than I normally would. For whatever reason. Probably because I am a recovering “straight A” student.
Anyway…here’s how I started.
I have this book in mind. It’s something of a memoir mash-up with a food book/humor…it’s hard to explain. Anyway, so I brainstormed 120 prompts for this book with basic ideas I intend to cover anyway. And then I must write about one of them each night for 100 nights. The first one was “Drastic Times.” Then you take some sort of picture to represent your work and share it on Instagram with the #100dayproject hashtag. This was mine.
If you get overwhelmed with big things looming over your head (like…I dunno…writing a book), this might be one way to find a pathway into that project by tackling it in small pieces. The brainstorming step is like leaving breadcrumbs for yourself, and writing each prompt out is like following them back home. Hopefully, if you run into a witch who wants to eat you, a fierce woodsman will come to your rescue. Or something like that.
Good luck, y’all!