It Couldn’t Have Been More Perfect

It Couldn’t Have Been More Perfect

Welcome to day 30 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge that has come to an end.

I have no pithy remarks to make here, no witty or sarcastic commentary on how crazy/stressful/ridiculous/evil/or just plain stupid this challenge is.

Because while it has been all of those things, it could have been much, much worse.

  • First and foremost, it could have been 31 Days of Writing.
  • It could have been 30 Days of Cats.
  • Outlier could have been a prompt.
  • My co-blogger Mike could have bailed on me for more than half of the prompts. Oh. Wait.
  • Jepeto could have joined in.
  • Everyone could have bailed on me after Day 1. Although, admittedly,  that wouldn’t really have made it worse for all of you.
  • There could have been RULES, like:
    • You must write every single day
    • You must write brand new material every single day
    • You must write no less than 500 and no more than 900 words every single day
    • You have to use 500 to 900 new words every single day – no repeats
    • You must include the phrase ‘Nicky should be Supreme Leader‘ every single day, regardless of the theme.
  • And lastly, and most importantly, it could have been 31 Days of Writing.

 Luckily, though, that wasn’t the case. And as crazy/stressful/ridiculous/evil/or just plain stupid this challenge may have been, it was also challenging, inspiring, creative, fun and perfect.

Yes, perfect.

I got to meet wonderful new bloggers. I got to know some of my dear blogging buddies even better. I got to write about things I never would have written about otherwise. I got to read about things I never would have read about otherwise.

And as much as I labelled this a competition, I also thank you all for being so supportive of each other. I loved visiting everyone’s blogs and seeing that others had already stopped by and left comments.

So for that, and so much more, I award you all one million points. I would also like to invite everyone who participated to stop by WWFC on Monday, July 2nd, for a little surprise.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for participating.


And now, for the very last time, I invite you to click on the links below to read some of the loveliest, most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.

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  • Good morning Nicky!  I echo your sentiments.  It has indeed been great fun, inspiring, frustrating, a lot of work, and it stretched us all creatively.  There was a real sense of community here.  Thank you!

  • nonamedufus

    You have a heart?

  • You make some very valid points, and you are right…things could have been worse.

  • Barb

    Nicky- it was a wonderful experience- thank you!!!!!  {mega hugs & kisses}

    “You must include the phrase ‘Nicky should be Supreme Leader‘ every single day, regardless of the theme.”

    *SNICKER* Muahahahahahaha

  • Nicky – I am glad that I had the chance to participate.  Even on the days when I struggled to find words or days I was traveling and posted late, I really enjoyed having the nudge to write.

    I’ve also discovered some wonderful new blogs and believe that “Nicky should be Supreme Leader” was pretty much implied throughout this awesome adventure.

    Now I have to figure out how to KEEP writing…

    Again, thanks for the challenge. I think you should consider making this an annual event. Have a stellar weekend!

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  • Wendy

    Cheryl I truly LOVE these photo clips you create. Some are absolutely hilarious. At my age, THAt particular situation would have been worse. 

  • I’m glad I took part in it, even if I couldn’t find the words every day and used a graphic instead. I’ve found new blogs to read, re-visited one or two from the past (why did I ever forget them?) and made new friends. It’s been great – AND I got a chance to get some lost posts up again 😉

    You can be my supreme leader 🙂

  • Aren’t you just a doll.  At my age that particular situation would have been a miracle…a horrible, devestating miracle….a “I am going to sue the ass off a certain doctor” miracle.

  • Wendy

    Nicky, it was a blessed day when I discovered your writing challenge,albeit, two days late. But, hey, I did them all!  Thank you Nicky for being the Supreme leader who began it all (along with who? who ? who?). 
    I had so much fun reading all these other bloggers struggle to keep to the prompt . I thank you for creating a way to push our creativity.
    and I thank all you participating bloggers. I will be entertained by you now for a long time, as we head into some well deserved rest.We ARE heading into some rest….right Nicky?Nicky?Right? 

  •  You and me both, woman!

  • Out. Standing!!!!! And also, scary enough to have me curled up in the fetal position under my computer desk! Cheryl, you are amazing. And before this weekend is up, I will be by your blog to catch up on all that I’ve missed! Thank you for being so incredibly supportive and funny every single day. 

  • I thought you were the supreme leader.

    Congratulations! Thank God there are only 30 days in June. I should stop whining. I jumped in on day 17. I really admire everyone who stuck it out from day 1. I am humbled by your posting prowess.

    Thank you, Nicky and Mike. One more post and I will break my consecutive posting record, which is I think is two.

  • Nicky, it was fun.  I wasn’t sure I could do it, but I did.  You are the Supreme Leader, Empress of All She Surveys, Most Interesting Woman in the World, and Sex Goddess of the Universe.  That said, I’m glad it’s over.  Still, I have to mention I got a great pair of summer shoes out of completing it.  They were my award to me!

    I love that so many people participated and made it really interesting.   We have a group of truly funny people here and some darn good writers as well!

    Now I have a 23 day count down to attend to.

  • Tami Von Zalez

    Nicky, you made me cry!  I hope one of the group hosts another challenge, either writing or photography. 
    Tami ~ posting as thriftshopcommando

  • You nailed it Linda! There was, indeed, a sense of community. People shared personal stories, perspectives, humour and often incredible honesty. I can’t stress enough how happy I am that you were part of it.

  • Yes. It’s black, cold and defective most days, but it’s there. 🙂

  • I’m so glad you’re pretending to have enjoyed it Barb 🙂

    Seriously, thank you for participating. Hugs and kisses and even a little ear nibble right back at you! 🙂

  • Ms. Darkstar, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and must say, if you hadn’t said you struggled to find words, I never would have guessed it through your writing.

    I would love to make this an annual event, just don’t tell anyone because I think quite a few people are still a little shell-shocked and might actually hunt me down and kill me at the thought of doing this all over again. Even if it is in a year from now! 🙂

  • Babs, you are truly wonderful. And for offering to let me to be your Supreme Leader, you get an extra million points! 🙂

  • Ha ha ha! Do I have eleventy million yet?

  • I thought I was the supreme leader too, Lauren. It’s a common misconception. 🙂

    You may have jumped in late, but you definitely made a splash! To say I’ve enjoyed reading your posts would be an understatement. 

  • I love that you got yourself shoes as a reward! I’m planning on doing the same. Great minds, right? 🙂

    I was also impressed with how well everyone wrote, no matter how silly the prompt.

    I’ve made a calendar so Max and I can cross off the days…

  • Tami, I gotta admit, I was very sad when I wrote this post, and am still feeling a little blue. As tough as it was, I’m going to miss reading everybody’s daily posts. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

  • Wendy, I am so glad you found us. (Us? What us?) I think you are an amazing person and a lovely writer. You definitely deserve a pat on the back for joining late yet still covering all the themes. And yes, we can now get a little rest. But not too long, okay? I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys write about when I’m not telling you what to do 🙂

  • nonamedufus

    Supreme leader? Do you know Stop In The Name of Love?

  • Thank you so much. I can’t believe that I haven’t frequented your digs more in the past. I love your writing.

  •  Oh, I think you may be closer to twelvity million by now. 🙂

  • PJHar

    Oh, Nicky. I was trying to think what I would say for this post. I mean, it’s got both sides here. First, if I hadn’t found this challenge, I wouldn’t have been crazed this past month and would have written about topics normal bloggers write about! But, then I wouldn’t have found this site. So I have to weigh which is better. I guess finding it is OK.

    In all seriousness, I am glad I found it and you and Mike. I’ll look forward to continuing to read the posts here and, hopefully, being able to cash in on some free poutine with my next trip to Montreal (I am hoping for this fall, but we shall see).

    But… please… no more of these challenges. Well, at least for a month or two! 😀

  • Phooey I missed the deadline :/ Nice writing with y’all to some extent, I will crank out number 30 later on, but right now I’m tired after working a 10 hour shift at work.

  • We’re glad you found us too PJ! And yes, the offer of free poutine is still on. Mike’s buying! 🙂

    There will be no more challenges for a while. You have my word. 🙂

  • Hey Nathanael, it was great having you join us. I’ve opened up the linky thing so you can add your post in when it’s done!

  •  And by ‘worse’, that cat means, less posts about cats 🙂

  • Hahaha…good one, Mike.

  • Where’s our surprise??? 😀

  •  It’s there now PJ! Sorry, it took me longer than I thought. You’ll soon see why… 🙂

  • Congratulations on completing the challenge. You’re amazing. FOR REAL.

  • Paula Wooters

    And to think I missed all this… I’ve been away too long!  So much catching up to do!  (But it should be fun reading!)


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