Day one hundred of my 365 Day Writing Project.
Out of the many lessons I am learning from the process of writing for 365 days, one of my favorites is the lesson that every baby step of progress is just as valuable as every big step. I write late at night, which means every night when I go to bed, I fall deep into my slumber with a buoyant conscience and a happy heart for having made more progress toward my goal. It’s the same feeling on the nights when I write a small amount as it is on those when I write a lot. Sure, I get less sleep because I stay up late, but the quality of the hours of sleep I do get is amazing. I haven’t slept this well since…well, I don’t remember ever sleeping this well.
Hitting the 100 mark is progress that is sweet and glorious. I’m into the triple digits now. I have come a long way. Most importantly, I don’t show any signs of slowing down. My motivation has remained steady and true for 100 days. Now that’s something.
What is also something is that I now have a working first draft of a manuscript that is about two-thirds completed. That feels unreal to me, since I have never been able to get past a handful of chapters in the past. Currently, I’m writing Chapter 12. It’s real. And it’s sweet and glorious progress.
I write a lot on this blog about the process, which I think is going to prove to be more fulfilling than the finished product itself, once it’s done. Only time will tell. For now, I’m looking forward to seeing where things are at Day 200.