Some people commit to writing for a certain length of time. Others prefer to commit to filling up a certain number of pages, or typing out a certain number of words. While these guidelines may appear mechanical, they free up the creative part of our brain. These guidelines quiet the critic who is demanding that we produce something of quality. Yet, the creative mind doesn’t want to have to worry about quality. The creative mind just wants to be free to create!
On this page, I will add input from others as I receive it.
Jerry Field writes:
I find it helpful to write in a different room each day of the week. Somehow that helps me stay motivated! I write every morning for 30 minutes minimum. If I really get going, and if I don’t have to be somewhere, I sometimes end up writing for over two hours!
Sandra Mason writes:
I make a goal to write 600 words a day. I use “word count” on my computer to make sure! But, of course, I have a pretty good idea of how much typing this requires. When I do this, I feel I am justified in telling people, “I am a writer. I write (almost) every day!” Not everything I write is pure gold, but sometimes I discover a hot topic and end up pleased with what I have produced. For me, it’s a lifestyle choice, like going for a walk every day …
Heather Clark writes:
For me, it helps to start by editing a few pages of something I’ve already written. That is a bit less daunting than starting from scratch. But, once my fingers and mind are warmed up, I’m propelled into writing some new things. It works every time!
Awaiting your entries for the January Challenge!