30 in 30 -- I did it!!!
Time to Celebrate
This is the 30th Hub I've written since July 4
On the Fourth of July weekend I saw something on Hubpages about doing 30 hubs in 30 days. I didn't sign up for anything, mostly because I didn't know how. I had only been a member for a week or two. But it sounded like a good challenge, so I made a decision to try to write the thirty hubs over the next thirty days.
It really was a challenge! Sometimes I would come from work and be tired and sit down to write and nothing would come. My brain was in shut down and would not cooperate. But later I would find myself ready to write. Other times a day or two would pass and suddenly I would realize I hadn't written anything. I had to write two hubs to catch up.
What have I learned from this exercise? I have learned that writing is a discipline. I have written about discipline and passion in one of my hubs. It is one thing to write about this and another to actually live it. There were times when I simply sat at the computer and told myself to keep going until it was done. It was not harsh or horrible or anything like that, but it was a little hard. And that's OK.
I have learned that I can still write. I had given up writing for a long time, pursuing other things, like raising children and I saw my skills as old, worn out, covered with rust. But I was wrong. In writing about what I love the most, God and the Bible, I rediscovered my ability to write and my love for writing as well.
I also learned that I am not going to make any money this way. So I have to turn from writing just what I want to also include what others may want to read. I have to give some thought to what might be more lucrative. While I am taking a break and regrouping, I intend to think on these things. Perhaps that will be my next challenge.
In the meantime, I am celebrating! I did it! When I started, I had no idea I could finish, but I did. I have unofficially joined the ranks of the 30 in 30 club. And it feels really, really, really good to be here.