Write 31 Days

In honor of the cold, rainy weekend we’re having here in North Carolina, I thought it a good time to share with you a ton of great internet links for your weekend reading.

This week kicked off the annual Write 31 Days Challenge, where writers from all over the world choose a topic to write on every day (or nearly every day) in October. It was started by The Nester back in 2008 and now it’s hosted by Crystal Stine.

I participated for five years and learned so much about writing even when you don’t feel like it, about looking at a topic from many different perspectives, and about posting because it’s time, not because it’s perfect.

I won’t be participating this year (but you still can still jump in, as the links will be open until October 5!) I will be cheering on all the writers from the sidelines, as I think it’s a brave thing to commit to not only write everyday for a month, but to publish the words you’re writing.

Last night I took some time to browse through the links and picked out a few I’ll be watching:

And here are links to the 31 days series I wrote in the past five years:

emily's 31 Days Series

So much writing! So much reading! And here are a few reminders for next week:

  •  The Lazy Genius Collective with Kendra Adachi // I’ve been waiting for this for months and it’s finally here! Almost. Kendra, creator of The Sugar Box, launches her new site on Monday for all of us who want to be a “genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.”

This weekend, may we “relentlessly eliminate hurry from our lives” (Dallas Willard). May we let the room stay messy, may we pause before we speak, and may we linger a little longer at the table.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.