I’ve been MIA for quite a while, writing, going back to school full time and basically trying to stay motivated while having to reinvent my career after the changes at Dorchester Publishing.
This is no time for a pity party but more of a talk on motivation. What keeps us going? How to we keep acting on this burning desire to write? Day in, day out.
No matter where you are in your career, it’s hard to keep doing this over and over.
I’ve been trying hard to make my writing a habit. I’m in school all day, have to go to the gym at 6 am, especially now that I have some health issues, and I have two rambunctious school-aged boys that require a lot of attention (and a lot of house cleaning!)
The only time I have for writing is, you guessed right, at 5 am in the morning!
I read somewhere that if you do something every day for 30 days, it becomes a habit. So I’ve issued myself this challenge, write every morning at 5 am before the gym for 30 minutes. I put the timer on and just do if, no surfing the web, no reading, just writing!
So far so good, I’m 6 days into it and 1 1/2 chapters edited. It’s slow and I plan to add another session once I get this one down as a habit. But for now, I focus on this: every day!
They tell me the worst is coming, keeping motivated after 14 days! But I’m set!
We can do this 🙂