Hey everyone. Sorry for the tardiness of this post. I’m supposed to write on first drafts today, but I’ll have to save that for next time. Why? Because until Misty sent me a prodding email, not only did I not remember today was my day to post, but I’m not even sure I knew it was Thursday. These things happen. Sometimes that is great as it means I’m caught up in what I’m writing. But sometimes it’s just a couple ticks too close to panic as the days seem to wash past while my word count doesn’t move quite enough and deadlines loom closer.
Best way to combat this? Be consistent with your writing habits. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: Butt-in-chair-hands-on-keyboard is the very most important thing a writer can do. Even if that means you set a timer for an hour–or just 15 minutes–knowing that you have to walk away as soon as it dings, at least you’ll have written words. And those words add up. Which prevents a mad dash where you drop everything because you have no time for anything BUT writing.
I’m going to end this post now, and I’d like all of you to minimize your browser, open a document, and spend whatever free minutes you had carved out to read this post to instead write some words. It doesn’t mater if it is just a sentence or a single paragraph. Go and write. Don’t put it off. Remember, it all adds up in the end.