Wednesday, August 11, 2010

“…you must write every day. There are two reasons for this rule: getting the work done and connecting with your unconscious mind. In order to be a writer, you have to set up a daily routine. Put aside an amount of time (not less than an hour and a half) to sit with your computer or notebook.” 
Walter Mosley This Year You Write Your Novel

I have set aside 9-11am to write everyday, no texting, no emailing, no phone calls. If I have an appointment, I switch my writing to the afternoon. My Habitforge survey indicated that I accomplished my daily writing thirteen days in a row until I missed Sunday putting me at day one again. I will master this habit.

1 comment:

  1. I have an 8.5x11 piece of laser jet paper tacked to the wall in my office. It says, "workworkworkworkworkwork." This is a reminder that all of the things that one wants to accomplish is nothing but work. It has nothing to do with anything. Just work. On some days, when I am not feeling particularly motivated, I will listen to the radio and pick a line from a song that I think is rather good. I will then free write until the idea has exhausted itself. Even though no one will probably ever read or see or even know that I did it, it doesn't matter. Its just work. Working hard and often will make subsequent work better. Its just work.