How to Fight the Tide?
If you Google How to get in a writing habit? you will find many answers.
- Establishing a Writing Habit in Eight Easy Steps
- Becoming a Writer
- Ten Things to Know about Writing
- So, You Want to Write
- And many others!
For me, I am still being successful some day at finding time to write… and then being unsuccessful for three or four days in a row… then finding four days off with nothing- no inspiration whatsoever…
So far, for me, nothing has worked.
Today, I as approached this tops, I found a shorter answer…
The three steps, I appropriated from Jeff Goins, I have clarified with what they mean to me. (Thanks, Jeff. I think think your blog was awesome!)
- Pick a space.
Make it yours.
This is where “it” happens.
For me, I think that means it is clutter free.
It has a place for a drink.
It is large enough for a book (or two) of supplemental materials.
It probably needs a plant. I like plants.
For me, it probably needs a knick-knack reminder. I like memories.
2. Set a time.
This is where I fall short. I will not allow myself to set-apart time.
Whatever it is… IT IS!
I am here.
Butt in chair.
3. Choose a goal.
This one is the one that settled it for me.
I saw stars.
I work well for check-marks.
So what is my goal?
I will start a new writing sheet and write 3000 new words each and every day.
If they are the continuation of another writing excerpt, I will attach them after I complete the 3000 words.
I added this one!
If the stars (or check-marks) don’t win anything…. I don’t play!!!
I pick ice cream!
Every FOUR days – in a row- I complete the goals…
I get ice cream
Well, so far today I have written 500 words!
I’ll let you know next week how it is going!!!
Written for The Daily Post: Tide. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows: (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.