Practice vs. Homework

Some of you have asked about making up a day's prompt that you missed. That means it's a good time for my short lecture on Practice vs. Homework. 

This is designed to be a 40-day practice. A practice, as in a yoga practice. Or as in a meditation practice. Or practice as in, it doesn't have to be perfect. A practice as in the point of doing this is that you are doing it.

What it is not is homework. If you miss a homework assignment you have to catch up at some point. You get graded on homework. None of that applies here.

So if you miss a day, you miss a day. Don't beat yourself up, and don't feel like you can't go on to day 8 until you have completed day 7. I think of it like this: I missed my yoga class on Wednesday, so I'll go to one on Thursday, but I'm not going to go to two yoga classes on Thursday, right?

Now, one observation: If you miss one day, it's really no big deal. But if you miss two days in a row, momentum gets lost. Miss three days and it's hard to get back into the swing of things.

Some of you perhaps won't be satisfied if you don't do all 40 days. Enjoy. Do all the prompts. But as you know, the standings reflect the number of days you have submitted writing, not the number prompts completed. That is on purpose.

Also: about the order of the names on the stats. That chart gets automatically assembled as your work flows in, so whoever submitted their writing first on Day 1 is at the top, and whoever filed last is at the bottom. It is absolutely not a ranking of any kind.

robin rauzi