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Coming Soon – January Writing Challenge

Do you work well under pressure?

In 2021, I participated in the April Poetry writing challenge.  Where you write a poem a day for the month of April.  I took the weekends off, so I didn’t make it every day.  BUT, I ended the month with 20 new poems!

Apparently, when you hold my feet to the fire, I get it done!  🙂  My buddy Chuck, over at The Reluctant Poet was my Accountability Buddy.  It helped to have someone to share the challenge with!

Beginning January 2nd, I will start a Writing Challenge.

In January, I am challenging myself to write 22 new posts, with most of them being poetry.  Why 22?  There are 22 weekdays in January.  I usually take the weekends off, even if I’m not having a hard time writing.  The weekends will give me (and you) a couple of days to get ahead 1 or 2 posts, or to just catch my breath.

Would you join me in this Challenge?  Below is a Sneak Peek at some of the “Rules” for the upcoming challenge:

  • Your post can be in any form you wish. Essay, photo, short story (500 words max, please) poetry, etc.  
  • Please keep the content of your post fairly family friendly.  G or PG rated, please.
  • Your post can be on any subject you wish. 
  • One real “rule” here.  No copies of your past posts or reblogs of others’ posts.  This challenge is to get your writing juices flowing.  So new work only! 

There will be a more detailed list of rules and other information to come!

Stay tuned!


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

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