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Prompt: I’m foregoing the prompt today to talk about the first week of January Jumpstart


Eight down and only 23 more to go!

This is the part where I confess, as the host of January Jumpstart, that I have succeeded in writing 6 of the 8 days so far this month. Not bad, not bad. It’s hard to resist giving myself a little pinch and pushing for better ‘results’ next week. But for me the more valuable success comes from:

  • enjoying the daily writing process
  • prioritising reading other participants blogs
  • making time to be in my thoughts each day
  • internalising the fact that perfection is impossible but excellence is achievable

How are you doing on your January Jumpstart journey? Everyone involved is doing so well and doing such creative things with the prompts. It’s inspiring to be sharing space with people who are writing really thoughtful, affirming, and constructive essays and reflections.

Keep up the great work!


This post is part of January Jumpstart 2023, a community writing project designed to help you get a jumpstart on a new year of writing. Want to join in or get more info?


Violet Fawkes

Violet Fawkes (she/her) is a freelance writer and sex blogger focusing on pleasure education, erotic fiction, and the intersection of identity, kink and mental health.