Don't Break the Chain is an idea from Jerry Seinfeld, who set himself a target of writing something new every single day of the year. For each day that he managed it he could put a big red cross on a 365 day calendar he'd made for himself, and over time that chain of red crosses would grow. By missing a day the chain would be broken and he'd have to start again. The challenge is to not break the chain.
I started this at the beginning of the year, and as you can see I've managed to put a cross (or in my case, a shaded block. It's still red though!) on for about half the time. So far the longest chain I've managed is ten days in a row.
I've set myself some criteria over what qualifies for a crossed off day. As long as it's something new, whether it be a short story, part of a novel or a blog post, then it qualifies. I'm glad for this because I think it's my blog posts that have been carrying me through.
For February I'm going to see if I can beat my streak of 10!
Is anyone else doing this? How are you getting on?