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I’m challenging myself to write 1000 words towards a story plus a blog post every day. By December 31st 2019 I should have written 365,000 words — no guarantee that they will be any good, but if you’re interested you can view my live word count here.

Here’s how I’m getting on:

Week 1

Day 1: Blog Challenge Day 1: This is absolutely not a New Year resolution
Day 2: I’ve just read…11.22.63 by Stephen King
Day 3: I’ve just read…The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder
Day 4: Writing everyday forces you to plan ahead
Day 5: I ordered a Freewrite Traveler on Indiegogo
Day 6: My Top Political Books of 2018…plus a few other

Week 2

Day 7: Trump. Brexit. Cat Soup.
Day 8: Someone wants me dead
Day 9: Normal service will resume shortly.
Day 10: For the love of…Conspiracy Theory
Day 11: I’ve hit a brick wall with my story
Day 12: I’ve just read…Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Day 13: 5 things I’ve learnt about writing so far

Week 3

Day 14: Junji Ito – the best of Japanese horror
Day 15: The gadget that turns anywhere into a private writing space
Day 16: I went surfing
Day 17: Writing is a sedative
Day 18: Explorers We by Philip K. Dick
Day 19: Gyo by Junji Ito
Day 20: Why I Write a Blog Post Every Day

Week 4

Day 21: My Lights Need Me
Day 22: Read for free with Standard Ebooks
Day 23: Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take Back Control or I’ll Take it Back For You
Day 24: Contact by Carl Sagan
Day 25: Uzumaki by Junji Ito
Day 26: I sat in the DeLorean
Day 27: They Thought They Were Free by Milton Mayer

Week 5

Day 28: Writing: Making a Success of a Mess
Day 29: Leaving the EU won’t solve the problems that resulted in Brexit
Day 30: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
Day 31: Quorn Pasties
Day 32: January. Done.
Day 33: How do you write like that, Mr McEwan?
Day 34: William Gibson’s Alien 3 or I don’t understand comic books

Week 6

Day 35: Why Prometheus is such an intriguing mess of a film
Day 36: I’ve earned a short post today
Day 37: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris