I love reading, and I love writing for my blog, but I am not a creative writer. The only times I have written creatively in the past is when I was forced to for my poetry class or when a random idea for a poem pops up (very rarely).
However, in 2019, my friend introduced me to the idea of doing Inktober. Each day has a prompt, and artists create drawings associated with the prompt. She began doing this but with writings instead of drawings.
Both last year and this year, I challenged myself to write creatively every day for the entire month of October.
One of the challenges for the self-assigned assignment was that everything I wrote about had to be horror related or depressing. This was especially challenging because I never write horror stories, and I only read Stephen King when it comes to horror.
Despite these challenges, I had fun, and I eagerly looked forward toward the next writing prompt.
Some of the ideas were original, whereas others were based on the books or movies I enjoyed. However, at the end of the day, I was able to write and dedicate time to a craft that I have had a love/hate relationship with.
Because of the change in platform, this year went better than last year, and I’m glad so many people have enjoyed them.
I hope that each month I can work on developing each piece into an actual short story. So, be on the lookout for that.
If there are any stories that you would want me to expand on, please let me know in the comments!