birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Unless you are e.e. cummings...

... the delicate machine that is Birds in a Barrel would appreciate it if you use ALL CAPS for your username. RR, not rr.

Also, please be sure to select the correct day in the pull-down menu. I got a lot of Day 1 Grandmothers. I know these things seem like they shouldn't matter to you, but apparently the spreadsheet cares. A lot. Don't make me show you angry the error messages.

The database is, however, keeping track of who writes when. So, after you write,  if you scroll down past the blog excerpts, you should see chart following your progress. Good work so far.

I'll talk more about this later, but if you've missed one (and some of you had some trouble getting emails, I know), you don't have to sweat it. Just pick up wherever we are on day whatever. That said, I will share this observation: if you miss one day, it is not a problem. If you miss two days in a row, you will lose momentum. Try not to lose momentum.

Onward and upward!

— Robin


Answering a Few Questions