I had no idea what people were talking about. I kept seeing things on Twitter about 31 days, writing everyday in October, The Nester, etc. I was a bit lost; but then again, I am kind of new to this blog thing…
It didn’t take much googling to figure out what all these bloggers were talking about. The Nester, whose tagline (It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful) I absolutely adore, writes every day during October. She isn’t writing willy-nilly but focusing her posts on one topic.
The best part about it… she’s extending the challenge (er, opportunity) to everyone!
In a nutshell:
Basically anyone can join in, just pick a topic and write about it every day for the month of October–we all come here and link up on October 1st.
I liked the challenge and the idea of having added focus for my writing, so, as of yesterday, Primitive Roads is in the 31 Day Challenge pool.
My focus for the challenge is writing letters. Sometimes, what I most want to articulate is best expressed on paper (in this case, a keyboard).
I had already been stewing on an emotionally charged letter I wanted to write to someone i’ve never even met (which will show up during the first week*. Come back and check it out!), so I decided I would just continue the theme and post a letter a day here on Primitive Roads.
Everyone participating will be linking up tomorrow over on The Nester. The pool of topics will definitely be worth exploring!
Day 1: Dear #217 – shall we be partners not enemies?
Day 2: Dear Jen Hatmaker – can we be friends?
*Day 3: Dear Jackie – a letter to my husband’s ex-girlfriend
Day 4: Dear Thomas Hammer – rhapsodizing over my favorite coffee shop
Day 5: Dear God – a plagiarized letter
Day 6: Dear Sarah Rose – a letter and apology to a dear friend
Day 7: Dear Cold Weather – a letter to the sudden Fall chill
Day 8: Dear J.A.G. – a letter for my future baby boy
Day 9: Dear Eustace – a letter to a reformed dragon
Day 10: Dear Southwest – a letter to my favorite airline
Day 11: Dear Tim – a letter to my husband on our 5-month anniversary
Day 12: Dear J – a letter to a modern day Joshua
Day 13: Dear Emily – a letter to about a lesson I’m still learning
Day 14: Dear Kenya – a letter without words
Day 15: Dear Weekend – a lament against Monday
Day 16: Dear Brother – a letter about new seasons in sibling relationships
Day 17: Dear Wedding Well-wishers – let’s brainstorm a better way to ask questions
Day 18: Dear Ash – a letter about my longest standing friendship
Day 19: Dear Gramma – a letter to honor a legacy
Day 20: Dear Jesus – a letter of surrender
Day 21: Dear Autumn – a letter of reflection
Day 22: Dear Browned Butter – a letter and recipe
Day 23: Dear Jane Austen – a letter to one of my favorite authors
Day 24: Dear Paul – a letter to the Apostle who gets me
Day 25: Dear Christmas – a letter in poem form
Day 26: Dear Older Women – a letter of encouragement
Day 27: Dear Legs – a request to keep going strong
Day 28: Dear PB – a letter to one of my favorite foods
Day 29: Dear AJG – a letter to my future baby girl
Day 30: Dear HS Gals – a letter for single ladies about waiting
Day 31: Dear Mr. Owl – a letter to my kitchen timer