Yesterday, I thought I was going to take the day off but as dinner time approached my fingers itched for the keyboard. What was going to be a rest day turned into a productive few hours. I finished the formatting for my two new author’s book cover, returned a back cover summary edit to my other fellow author, and I finally finished edit round 1 of my next journal.
I feel like the reels of a typewriter are wound and ready to take off across the paper. All of us are so close to hitting the publish button and with then end of the year approaching we all feel the pressure of completing our books before the clock strikes midnight. I have to say there’s been times when I wanted to hibernate and not do anything but because I built in daily writing prompts and routines I can’t stop myself. The motion of writing I has become a habit even when I’m not feeling inspired.
To help other fellow authors my next journal is full of inspirational quotes, ideas, and prompts to get into into the same habit. I’ve accepted that my writing might feel mechanical because I’d rather be writing dribble than not writing at all. You know the feeling. You think your writing session was worthless, and then you go back and say, “that’s not so bad.”
Continuing to move the writing wheel might be squeaky but it needs to keep moving into order to reach our potential. Great writers become great because of practice. Let’s keep the writing flowing this week. I wish all of you luck in finishing your own projects at the end of this year!
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