Five-Hundred Word Challenge 706: Writing About Writing Once More

When it comes to doing these, there can be a sense of folly in trying to decide a topic to write about beforehand. Often when doing such a thing it ends up leading to a struggle in trying to write. Perhaps it is due to thinking a little too much about what it is that I’m trying to convey. Not sure. However, it is only sometimes.

Maybe it is due to getting to a point where, somewhere around the middle of the writing about the subject I start thinking about how the subject needs more time in terms of writing about it so that the message (if there is indeed one) is much more clear than what my attempt at writing under what can feel like a strict limit often allows

I’m kind of getting something across at the moment, but I’m looking at the timer and I’m going much slower than I’d like. I had another subject in mind which I might write about later but I switched to this and I don’t know why. Perhaps I found it a bit easier to express something about something that I’m doing as I actively do it, but I feel that that’s a bit silly to do as it’s rather evident based on what it is that I do and do not write that… anyway, you get the idea.

Sometimes having a subject before starting is a good thing so long as I end up not sticking so stringently to one facet of said subject, though sometimes doing so comes with its own rewards, so to speak. Often it is not the case. It probably doesn’t help that at lest right now it is cold and my hands are feeling it, but… yeah.

See, I’ve crossed the halfway mark but I’m still struggling as I’m trying to find something to say about the nature of doing the challenges but really I should just be letting my mind wander right now. I won’t as I’m getting closer to the end, but realistically I should. It’s not a day for strict subjects and topics; It also is not the day for loose subjects. It just seems it would be better to let everything be loose and slinky and create a meandering mess of words and phrases that seem to have no connection with each other, but at least in this particular moment that will not happen. I’m going to persist and indulge my stubbornness as that feels like the easier path as this is now even closer to the end and in being closer to the end I might as well get this all finished off.

I guess that what I’m saying at this stage is that I’m writing about writing, though that seems to be my most common subject (at least at the moment) even if it is not necessarily obvious. Sometimes that isn’t how things go, but it certainly is a lot better than writing about often being in my bedroom.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:30:39

It seems as though I ended up wandering a little.
Rather grounded but a bit too repetitive.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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2 Responses to Five-Hundred Word Challenge 706: Writing About Writing Once More

  1. I like how you time your word count, because it does help measure progress and is good data in some ways. Thanks for sharing!

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