Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday Tips: The Power of Routine

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was to establish a writing routine and stick with it.

If you treat writing like brushing your teeth, wearing your seat belt or going to your job every day, things will happen.

Reserve your writing hours. I bet you manage to get to your day job every day at the same time. The hours there are set aside as a priority and managed every day. Do the same for your writing. I found this easier for writing because I LOVE to write.

Don't make excuses. If you can't work at home because the kids or fridge or the wife or the ten cats are distracting, stop at the library on the way home every day and do it.

You can't wait until you feel like it. Do you only go to your job when you feel like it? It's not about waiting for inspiration, it about discipline. Once writing is in your routine, inspiration will know when and where to find you.

Once the routine is established and a priority you will find things start to happen. You will associate the place and time with the writing and your productivity will increase. It did with me, anyway.

Give up Bullshit time wasters. It is too easy to spend two hours on stupid TV or Facebook. That BS is stealing your life away. It's crap and is a total waste. And you know it is.

--Time to Drink Coffee and Make Stuff Up!

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