The year’s final writing challenge
Over at Proper Course, Tillerman has issued his final writing challenge of the year. At first glance, it looks quite simple: Write a blog post telling what your best blog post of the year was, and describe why that post is the best.
The hard part: The description of why that post is the best has to be 30 words or fewer. This is especially challenging for us wordy types who have no problem cranking out the words, such as during National Novel Writing Month, when the goal is to produce 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s especially challenging since the post that I consider the best of the year was so extensive that I had to cover it in three installments, A Peak Experience with Team Zorro, parts 1, 2, and 3.
This post is simply the best because it captures the complete elation that comes from sailing well, with a wonderfully coordinated crew and a fantastic skipper. It makes me happy every time I reread it and remember.