The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from Member Kate Sanders

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I don’t drink much coffee, but when I do I like it very strong, hence spending most of my cups on this entry. I’ve just earned my Phoenix badge and am super-proud!
Thank you 750 words for giving me some focus in my life. I began at the end of May after discovering you by chance. The lockdown (confinement as we say here in France) was nearly 3 months in and many were getting cabin fever, needing some new routines. As others have already said, it has been my lifeline. For me too it’s being accountable to myself for sitting at my desk, usually very early in the morning while it’s quiet, putting finger to keyboard, before cats start demanding food or my partner stirs and I make a second pot of tea. I’ve had competitions with myself. How fast can I write my entry? Can I change to writing at a different time of day so that I can get another badge? What’s my best time of day for writing? The badges, the wall of awesomeness, seeing how many remain in a monthly challenge, seeing my days of writing stack up. All these have encouraged me when I don’t know what words will come out from day to day. I’ve struggled sometimes with a loss of internet connection meaning that my entry for that day was stopped half way through and begun again many hours later.
What of the future? Will I work to increase my typing speed and go for the Cheetah badge? I quite fancy writing a lot more each day and reaching for the NaNo (50,000 words in a month is a lot though.) There are many possibilities. I just plan for the moment to keep going towards my next goal, the Pterodactyl, and to know that maybe I do have a book idea inside me. Kellianne and Buster I salute you.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Thu, Sep 03

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