How I Found My Writing Groove
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “Making Your Writing Schedule,” and while I still think it’s a totally valid post, I wrote that with the intention of creating my writing schedule.
And, maybe in a way, I have, but more importantly, I found my writing groove. I found a groove that, as long as I stick to it, I’m cranking out some decent numbers. You see, i’ve never liked the mornings. I always try to take classes in the morning because that gets them done and out of the way.
So, imagine my surprised last week, when one morning, after the gym, I sat down to write just from a want to write, and I cranked out 1.5K in about half an hour. I know this isn’t anything magical, but the focus was there. The next day, the same. And then again, the same. Every morning, I was getting something done for my book, whether it was 500 words or 2,000.Do you struggle with writing everyday, consistently? Here's three questions to ask yourself if you can't find your writing groove. Click To Tweet
Until Monday, when it was 9:30 and I didn’t have my #writechain goal done. It took me three hours to get that done. Same with Tuesday. Yesterday, I forced myself to get it done right after lunch, and ended up with over 3,700 written and another 1,400 edited.
Y’all, I am on a roll.
So, now that I’m realizing this pattern, I’m actually excited about school coming up. I have afternoon classes this semester, which means I get every morning to actually write. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for mornings on a regular basis.
If you’re struggling with making a writing schedule that you can write everyday with, or if you just can’t find a groove, here’s three questions you need to ask yourself.
1. Am I dedicating a good, solid hour just to writing everyday? If you can’t dedicate an hour, dedicate half an hour. Whatever you can do. I’m hoping that once school starts, I’ll still be able to work on this every day.
2. If you’re dedicating that time, can you change the time? I used to wait and make writing my book the last thing I did every day, but that changed when it became the first thing I did everyday.
3. If that doesn’t work, maybe do you need an environment change? For a while, I was working at my desk, but that is killing my neck. Yesterday, when I blew through 5,000 words, I did 3,000 of those on the floor. I have a wireless keyboard that I took with me, and propped myself on the floor, while my computer was still on the desk.
So, tell me, how did you find your writing groove?