Report back on 30 days of journaling

This morning was my 30th consecutive day of journaling. Every day, whether I wanted to or not, I got up and usually right after feeding the cat, sat down at my desk and got to work. I filled two moleskine journals and started a third, so I was much more prolific than when I used to write daily.

So, what did I get out of it? Was it worth it? And will I continue?journal

I’m actually surprised by how much came out of doing this. I’ve been editing my book for so long and I guess my creative side was just dying to get some work done. I created:

  • at least four story ideas (maybe more), one that could go into book-length
  • one comic book script idea
  • one and a half poems

So yeah, I’d say that it’s worth it. It’s worth waking up at 5:30 every weekday morning if I can be this productive. It’s worth giving my creativity an outlet, especially when I’m going through something more mechanical, like line edits. If I had managed to come up with even one story this would have been a worthwhile use of my time. That so much came from it was a pleasant surprise.

So yeah, I’m definitely going to keep this going.