I was just saying the other day that the practice of writing this blog has made me a better writer. There are times when I have written more consistently and maintained a practice schedule as it were, but nonetheless I've kept at it for eight years now.
As it stands I have written 1220 posts. This one makes 1221. That's a lot of practice.
Are you asking yourself, "is she practicing to write a book?"
The answer is a plain and simple no. (Unless someone offered me money, at which point I would think about it.)
We practice as a way to improve a skill or ability. Therefore, each time I write, I'm practicing.
I didn't set out to practice writing. I set out to share the random things I bake, cook, craft, photograph, or think about. Yet it turns out, all along, I was practicing my writing too.