The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from Brook West

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Hey! So today marks my 365th day of writing! It’s so strange to realize that the most consistent thing I’ve done all year is write three pages every day. Some days I didn’t eat, some days I didn’t sleep, but every day I wrote 750 words. I feel like I know myself better now than I ever have before — both the good and the bad — and I’m extremely grateful to have had this space to work it all out in.

The single-minded dedication to writing every day also gave me some good stories to tell. My family went on vacation to a small coastal town over the summer, and at one point we had a 36-hour power outage. No electricity for my laptop, and no wifi to send in my words! I ended up convincing my uncle to drive me to the nearest town with power, and I begged the use of a computer off an irritable hotel night clerk. It occurred to me later that I probably could’ve asked Buster for an Act of God streak-repair dispensation, but oh well! If anything, it convinced my family to take my love of writing a little more seriously.

Testimonial Note from Brook West on Wed, Mar 16
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