My Consecutive Day Writing Streak Has Come to an End

It was inevitable. Every streak must eventually end and yesterday, my consecutive day fiction-writing streak officially ended. I did not write any fiction yesterday, after having done so for 140 days.

I have mixed feelings about this. One the one hand, I really liked the streak as it became a motivating factor to write every day. On the other hand, I’ve been having such a good time at Launchpad that I feel like I am okay with not having written yesterday. The days have been incredibly busy and where I would have ordinarily written in the morning, I spent much of yesterday morning writing about Launchpad. I might have been able to do some writing after dinner, but I was asked by my fellow Launchpad attendees to give a talk on Evernote, and I did that instead.

So the streak is broken. My new motivating factor is to try and break my record, which now stands at 140 days. What I want to avoid is thinking, “Well, since the streak is broken, it is okay for me not to write today.” You can bet that I am writing this morning.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

3 thoughts on “My Consecutive Day Writing Streak Has Come to an End

  1. It’s too bad that it ended, but it’s not the end of the world and now instead of just making a new record each day you have a good goal to work towards instead of work in…

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