The twitter fiction thing – 100 posts in 100 days

There’s this thing called One Hundred Days to Make Me a Better Person, part of the London Word Festival. The idea is that people dob themselves in to do one thing once a day for 100 days in order to improve their lives in some way.

I’ve got some residual guilt in the wake of my abject failure at NaNoWriMo last month. I wrote on four out of 30 days to produce a grand total of 2552 words, falling 47,448 words and 26 days short of the universally accepted NaNoWriMo goal. Which pretty much sucks.

So when I heard about this One Hundred Days thing I latched onto its potential for writerly redemption and signed up to create a new post for Aramis Fox, my ongoing twitter fiction (see right-hand sidebar on this blog’s front page for the latest three entries) every day between now and March 11, 2010.

As of this morning 661 people have pledged various once-every-day-for-100-days activities, including masturbating furiously,  singing on the way to work, improving their posture and making someone smile.

There are heaps of creativity-related pledges too – plays, poems, photos, songs –  and while sticking to a writing schedule might not seem to be the most obvious way to make oneself a better person, I’m generally happier when I actually meet the writing commitments I make to myself, and when I’m happier I’m nicer to everyone around me, and that’s all the justification I feel that I need.


Poet. Author. Beard. Husband. Dad. Four chickens. Dog. Cat. I can sometimes fix my lawnmower.

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One comment on “The twitter fiction thing – 100 posts in 100 days
  1. […] that in mind I hereby publicly declare my intention to recommence my 100-posts-in-100-days twitter novel commitment, which the observant among you will note has been lying fallow for more than sixty days  (insert […]

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I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.
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