January Writing Challenge Day #4
Winter in the Midwest can make you want to curl into a blanket and forget the world. Today, I had a choice between being comfortable and writing. Writing won again and I managed to type our a few more paragraphs for my introduction change.
Was it anything grandiose or thousands of words? No but it helped continue to take advice from other writers who managed to get printed and have an audience. This month is more about creating a lasting habit that pushes me through the tough days.
As an author who gets distracted easily with shiny object syndrome, I could be doing all sorts of things at the same time. I just need to keep myself in front of my notebook or computer screen long enough to make progress.
Getting published and being a writer is about habit and discipline. It means showing up on the days when you don’t feel inspired, and showing up when you could be doing something else. In creating this habit, I’m hoping this will make the behavior easier on the hard days.
Once you finish one book, it will make the next one easier to write because you’ll remember the feeling you had when you finished the first one. Let’s create the lifelong habit together.
Don’t think about tomorrow. Just write and start again the next day.
Follow as I post on my progress throughout the month and share the experience.