What is your worst writing habit?
Mine is feeling overwhelmed with my novel.
We’ve wrestled, sorta, and the pages have won.
Here’s what I figure. On a good day I can write a thousand words in an hour. That’s 5,000 a week. 5,000 words per week X 52 weeks = 260,000 words. An hour a day, 260,000 words in a year. For me, that’s almost five and a half novels. Good novels? Maybe not. But drafts.
So why not do that?
Stephen King does. 2,000 words per day. Every day. Seven days a week.
Write a list of everything that gets in your way of writing, no matter how small.
Write a list why you deserve to write. Write everything, even your secret desires.
Now go through list number one. What things on this list are more important than you being happy? Cross those things off. Some stuff will be left, that’s the way it should be. There ARE things more important than writing. (Who knew?)
Last of all, pen a note to yourself saying why it’s okay to write even the hard stuff.
Now go write your dreams.