One of the most difficult aspects of writing for me is sitting down and getting starting every day. (And, I’m not talking about “writer’s block” which I believe to be an excuse, not an actual mental condition.) But I do procrastinate daily when it comes to starting my work. I’ve set a 4- to- 5 page per day goal for February through April. Weekends off for good behavior! And I’m happy to say that so far (this week!) I’ve hit my target. But…It’s taking me a little longer to get my tushie in the chair and get started, leaving me with less time for blogging or any other activities.
Yesterday, I spent two hours cleaning the house and folding laundry before I felt settled enough to write. I’d like to be more efficient, but maybe I need those two hours to mull, ponder, work through story in my head before committing it to paper. We’ll see. But as long as I’m sticking to my goal, I can’t beat myself up.
What do you need to do to get started to Do the Work? Do you stick to a routine? Set aside a certain time every week? Sneak in time when you get it? Let’s talk…
Embracing my Chaos, Lian