Almost there…

I didn’t really make the decision to write every day for a month.  My ‘accidental mentor’ had done it and I thought it was great that she was so dedicated and able to find something to talk about every day, but I didn’t think at any point, “Hey, I should do that.” I just started doing it.  It’s been almost a month since I started trying to write something every day and I’ve got to say, it’s helping my creative process.  Several times during each day, I find myself thinking about what to write or how to phrase something just right.  It doesn’t seem so daunting to sit down in front of the blank page and fill it.  I don’t know that anyone is even reading this.  All I do know is that the creative juices are flowing again… and I’m ready to make a change. 

Starting today, I am going to set the goal to write each day for 30 minutes at least.  It doesn’t matter what it is, I’m just going to write for 30 minutes.  It usually only takes me a few minutes to type out a blog and I think setting a time would force me to think even more creatively.  My book idea is starting to take shape and I think that pushing myself to work longer, rather than just “writing a blog” every day, will push that process along a little faster.  I honestly don’t know if I’ll actually go from “nothing to novel” before January, but it feels like I could at least be on the right path.  Wish me luck, if anyone’s actually reading!

3 thoughts on “Almost there…

  1. I'm reading!!

    After doing some reading and some thinking and trying to figure out how to motivate the girls to want to learn, we made the decision to stop praising the end product of things they do. Not that the end product isn't worthy–because often, they are awesome–but to praise the work and the effort. If they learn to recognize that it's the effort and trying and hard work that make what they do great, they will want to work hard and make the effort.

    You can do this. I believe in you. Your effort and hard work will be a success……because of the effort and hard work that you put into it.

    Looking forward to reading through your process and celebrating all that the hard work and effort!!


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