Friday, February 21, 2014

Writer's Tip - Keep Writing

Writing is not like riding a bicycle, it takes regular practice to keep the juices following.

I'm not saying you have to write every day, but after taking several weeks off, I personally find it is hard to get back into the rhythm of writing.

That's not to say, you have to write for hours at a time. An hour or half an hour a day might be more than ample time to prime the pump. Just workout a schedule that works for you.

My biggest distraction is the internet. To help with this problem, I log off before I begin to write. If I need to look something up while I'm working, I put a note in my manuscript and keep working.

Also, change things up occasionally. I just reworked my schedule so that I write first before I visit any of my social sites. This keeps my number of words for the day up. Otherwise, I get distracted and end up not writing as much.

Just find what works with you and try to stick to it. That's all any of us can do.



Daryl Devore said...

so true. After finishing last novel and doing all that promo I took a break and now getting back to the next novel and it being summer - just not in the mood to write.

Brenda said...

I'm with ya, Daryl. Since I finished my last novel, I just can't get up the energy to start another.

Tina Gayle said...

Understand Daryl, sometime getting back to writing can be a chore. Why not try writing just a short scene? It can spark the joy you get from writing.

Tina Gayle said...

Oh, Brenda looking at the task of cranking out a full length book can be discouraging. Why not write me a description of your favorite flower. Might spark your created juices and I'll share on my blog. Are you game?