I’m struggling with a bad back, so beta-reading and critiquing is most I can do by way of work. I’m also submitting to magazines, but that’s about it.
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My post today is about the writing process: I think I write inside of me most of the time while doing physical work. I don’t make things up, I just welcome whatever bubbles up within me.
Each morning, I try to write 3 pages, to start my day off, and that has helped me stay nimble. I don’t manage it every single day, but most days, it is like brushing my teeth–on autopilot: I wake up, grab tea and head to my desk, where I write by hand for about half an hour. This continues as I struggle with my back these days–I find I can write 3 pages before the hurt really sinks its teeth in.
The daily writing keeps me confident about churning out the words: I write 500-700 words everyday as a matter of routine.
What’s your trick to stay nimble as a writer? Do you write every day or only when the mood strikes you?
Any favorite time of the day? A specific place, a superstition? Are you part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) ?
To my friends, writers and non, tell me all about what keeps you going, nimble, alive. I want the all the dirt on your favorite rituals.
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