The “500 words” thing

In March this year I tried to get into a new habit. The idea was to start every day by writing something about 500 words long – not checking email, not reading anything, but writing. Creating.

It didn’t matter what I wrote about, so long as I did it. These pieces weren’t for anyone else to read. Sometimes work came up, though, and sometimes I might even have been onto something when it did. I’ve been re-reading some of my older “500 words” pieces and decided that maybe they’re worth sharing. So over the next few weeks I’ll dig a few them out, dust them off, give them a bit of an edit (I am not a morning person: typos and poor prose abound), and post them here. I’ll tag them all “500 words”.

So far: