I'm doing new things as a writer I've never done before. (And although I said I was going to blog daily and don't, ya gotta admit, I AM doing it exceedingly more often than I ever have, so any progress is good, right? Right!)
After a couple of years drastically out of the writing world, I'm slowly but surely making my way back.
I look for any excuse not to write, it seems, so for me to suddenly participate in writing challenges/exercises is something I pushed myself to do. There's no commitment to 250-300 words or to spend 20 minutes pushing my brain into new places and genres and thinking ideas. I've found it quite fun, especially to see if I can nail to the EXACT word count required. I've always felt that if I write, it has to be toward publication, toward a finished product, and never just for fun.
Another new thing I'm doing is participating in novel chats and book discussions (well I haven't yet, but will be).
I owe these new horizons to the God of All Things Sadistic and Brilliant. Thank you.