Board Book Beauty – Write 31 Days Challenge


In the past week, I’ve listened to two different podcasts stressing the importance of writing daily and a third suggesting that those who claim “I don’t have time” as an excuse really mean “I don’t want it badly enough.” In the past week, I’ve read several different articles and blog posts that emphasize making time – fitting those things you love into the cracks in your day, finding a way to do what you enjoy, even if it’s only for ten minutes at a time. And, in the past week, I was reminded of Write 31 Days – the yearly challenge to post to your blog every day in October.

The timing of these reminders was not lost on me. I’ve been itching to be more serious about renewing my writing habit for some time now, and if I’m going to do it, why not go all in?

So, I’m doing it. I’m committing to post here every day in October. Since reading toddler literature is a large part of my life these days, I’ll be writing reflections and thoughts inspired by the books Katie and I read together.

I’ve created a page where I’ll add links to each day’s post as it becomes available. I hope you’ll join me – you never know what beauty you might find between the pages of a children’s book!

2 response to "Board Book Beauty – Write 31 Days Challenge"

  1. By: jywatkins Posted: October 6, 2016

    Such a great practice! It’s hard for me to find time lately, and I know that’s an excuse, but it feels so true. Unfortunately, writing takes a backseat to things that are more ‘required’ in my life like work and school. But I’m determined not to hit a dry spell this semester like I did in the spring! Thanks for the reminder. I’m looking forward to catching up on your October posts!

    • By: Jenn Posted: October 6, 2016

      Thanks, Jamie! It’s good impetus for me to put naptime to good use. 🙂

      As far as “excuses” – I don’t think they’re a bad thing. You’ve got a full plate at the moment, and it might just mean that you aren’t supposed to be writing as much. It makes the things you DO post that much more special – something to look forward to.

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