Recently, a friend was telling me about a photographic project she was thinking of doing. It’s called The 365 Project and the aim is to take one photo every day for a year. It can be of anything you want, whether ordinary or extraordinary and represents a visual map of your year.
This got me thinking. How great would it be to try doing this with words instead of pictures? Each one could be a word-picture – a literary snapshot of something that happened to me or which I saw each day. Just one thing that really spoke to me, no matter how ordinary or extraordinary it might be.
I’m a writer living in the UK and I regularly blog on many different subjects, mostly to do with politics, social responsibility and feminism (you can read my blog here). I’m not a particularly regular blogger as life always seems to get in the way and, like many people who write, I’m one of the world’s best procrastinators!
I wanted something I could get my teeth into which would also force me to be more disciplined about my writing, so I made a promise to myself that, starting today, 1st January 2013, I would start my own version of The 365 Project, but in words, not pictures.
I will be writing something either on here or in long-hand every day, but may not post them all on here on the day they’re written, so please feel free to give me a metaphorical kick up the backside if you don’t see anything new for a while! I’m definitely going to need that sometimes.
Read on…and I hope you enjoy my word-pictures.