Below, please post your word count for the day.
If you'd like to warm up to the writing in your journal, try this (also helpful if you're not quite sure yet what you're going to work on for the challenge):
Open up your journal and write "I remember," then write about the first memory that comes to mind, regardless of what it is or how long it is. Once you've finished with that memory, start again. "I remember," and the next memory. You can be as lengthy or pithy as you like. You may end up writing several pages about the first memory, or an entire list of one-line memories. Whatever works.
Write for at least ten minutes before moving on to your daily 500 (or more) words.
Feel free to post your journal entry as a comment below, or as an article of your own.