I went to a workshop today, Gentle Reader, that gave some fantastic advice–some known, some unknown–about writing and keeping On A Schedule ™. This is something I used to do but have fallen away from.
I spoke yesterday to Raven Snow (go to her website and read her amazing books, available for free!) and she said the same thing: she writes every day, every morning, in fact, for an hour.
This workshop suggested 15-30 minute spurts, once a day, which is a manageable amount of time. I have this 14 day writing challenge I am entering for an essay I’m finishing for academic writing, but once that’s done (and probably done with some binge writing this weekend) I AM going to get back to writing every day, both creatively and academically.
Why? Because, as DH said, I enjoy it, and lately, I haven’t enjoyed writing. I need to remember why I started doing this in the first place: to tell stories. Not to get published. Not to become rich (ha!) or famous (haha!) as a writer (!), but to tell my stories.
I need to remember what I enjoyed about that, both academically and creatively.