I believe you could develop a great writing habit first of all. If you write everyday it helps you get your mental writing muscle in shape by making it easier to start from where you left off the day before. And just think, if you wrote for 15, 20 or 30 minutes a day how many words could you produce? That would be a great start on that book you want to write or the one you’re trying to finish.
Start right now and get out your calendar and schedule “your” writing time every day for 31 days. Be reasonable about the time of day and just how much time you can devote. You want this to be a good experience not another to-do on your list. A minimum of 15 minutes, 30 would be awesome but you can shoot for somewhere in between.
A few tips:
- Try to schedule for the same time of day each day, it’s just easier to get into a habit if it’s consistent
- Turn off or remove yourself from distractions like your phone, emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter, TV, etc. Focus on writing and only writing.
- If you use your computer think about saving your work to the “cloud” so you can access it in the future, just in case you find a spare minute or two to write or read over what you’ve written. Inspiration comes at the oddest times.
Start now, baby steps, and at the end of the 31 days add up the number of words/pages you’ve written. This will give you inspiration to write on! (Pun intended)
I thought I would share some insightful and motivational blog posts about Writer’s Resolutions for 2014. My hope is that these posts will help you as write forward in 2014!
1. Write more, promote less
2. Self-publish in 2014
3. Find a balance between work (day job) and my writing
5. Publish three books this year
6. Promote new book better than the other ones
7. Develop my craft
8. Publish my book as ebook
9. Complete my novel
10. Get serious