Cheat Of The Day
Sometimes, one just needs to cheat.
When I started writing this daily blog (one year and four months ago) the only promise I made to myself was to write every day. I didn't care WHAT I'd write, as long as it would be something that I could type in and post to this page you are reading right now.
I quickly found my happy places in the writing which tend to be in melancholic yet sweet poetry, short stories that reveal some aspect of a dreamy inner world, a collection of letters to aspects of myself (there's that 'inner world' again!) and a bunch of other creative writing shenanigans.
But some days... well, some days one just needs to cheat. And so I found my niche for 'cheat days' with my blog; whenever I am too exhausted to get any type of inspirational creative writing going, and it's already the middle of the night - my 'go to' is the 'Word of the day' type posts. I pick a word, look up the meaning of it... and like magic - I instantly wake up a little, just enough to write a little blurb about that word I chose for that day and why I chose it.
So my little 'cheat trick' ended up being a reliable gateway to my inner life.
So go on! Find your cheat day or cheat trick - it may lead you somewhere unexpected. It may lead you closer to yourself.
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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