I did it! I wrote for 31 days on the same topic. I can’t quite believe I succeeded while working on the report cards for my class. What helped me complete the challenge?
The prompts given by Kate Motaung for the 31 days of FMF challenge did help to focus my writing and center each post on a particular aspect of the series. I printed these prompts and tucked them inside the cover for my iPad and, each time an opportunity arose, I took the chance to write: on the bus going to a workshop, while waiting for my children at the community center as they partook in their swimming lessons, the moments before supper time. My aim was to keep the posts short and to write within the five minute allotted time.
As I was writing the posts, I was conscious of the need not to repeat myself. I did not want the entries to be depressing – especially when I wrote of those years I experienced homesickness and depression. It was difficult to think of those years – but thinking of them helped me realise how far I have come. Most of the entries came easily to my fingertips once I started writing and, before I knew it, I was ready to work on the next. While waiting for my children I would write three or four posts at a time. What I did on the day of posting was to reread what I had written to make sure I was happy with it, and then hit the publish button.
My hope is that you, my readers, enjoyed reading the series as much as I enjoyed writing the posts. What are your thoughts on the Migrating North series?
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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014