1) I need the discipline of a daily writing routine. If I don’t have it, I will just waste time screwing around on Facebook and web surfing. It is not enough for me to be a part of the “peanut gallery”. I need to work.
2) I need accountability. I can’t and I won’t write just for the sake of writing alone. Writing for the sake of itself is a lovely idea but it is not reality for me.
3) I am more likely to write something “good” if I have a deadline. I would never have thought I worked better under the pressure of a daily deadline, but I do. Not everything I posted in the last two weeks is over the top, but I am quite pleased with several of the flash fiction stories I wrote.
4) I learned that good chemistry is highly important when you work with a group. I used to feel that I could only work alone because of all the stupid divisiveness and petty jealousies I have experienced in online group settings in the past. Not so this time and the only reason I can see is that there is good chemistry with the group that participated in this project.
So, this was a highly productive and quite stimulating two week activity. I look forward to the next time.
Thank you to all who wrote positive and encouraging comments during the past two weeks.