The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – February 18

Jo Hawk

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 49 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? If you didn’t, what stopped you? Self-doubt can leave you feeling like a deer in the headlights, petrified, off-balance, and powerless. Instead of using your precious minutes to type even a handful of words on the page, you allow yourself to be distracted.

Perhaps you stare at a blank screen, convinced your work recounts an incoherent trip along a winding road leading you nowhere. Your vivid imagination has forsaken you, leaving you in a void of uninspired darkness. You suspect you are a fraud who will never be good enough.

Breathe. Think about the adventure you want your audience to experience, explore your plot, meet…

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7 thoughts on “The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – February 18

  1. I love Doctorow’s quotation. For me, as I don’t have a car but a bicycle (my little contribution to stop the climate change emergency from getting even worse), writing is like riding my bike at night in the fog where my headlight and rearlights are my little candles amid the darkness of this world. 🚲

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          1. Yes, you are right. I am a social activist trying to change transport habits and improving infrastructure for better alternatives to car abuse like intermodality (bus or train + bicycle), car sharing and car pooling.

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