Time is one of the major shortcomings of the age in which we live. They always seem to go running from one place to another as the White Rabbit from Alice: “I’m late, I’m late!” . Of course, it is also one of the major problems for those who want to be writers.
Typically, daily tasks, work, family, social relationships, studies … in short, life, leave us very little time to write and go postponed towards the end of the day. What happens is that when you get there tend to be very tired and did not offer any resistance to any excuse you can think of our brains to not write that day.
If anything, all writers are good at is to postpone our writing sessions. There is always something we should do at that moment, or decide that you are too tired and do not leave anything today … Nonsense! All I get is another day and more without writing.
Do not be fooled. If you want to be a writer (or writer) you have to write every day. No excuses.No matter how many obligations you have, you can. Now I will tell you a number of tricks that I continue to get:
It’s the most important. This writing is like quitting smoking, you have to be convinced that is what you want. Want to be a writer? Then convince yourself that you write every day and commit to it.
Two. Put it in writing
As if firmases a contract with yourself. It is proven that people who put their goals in writing is most successful when it comes to achieving them. So grab a sheet of paper and write down your goal.
For example, in a book I read long ago said it was helpful to write something like: “I, [your name], I will write every day from today. I promise to write at least [the number of words you want to write] words every day and no matter if I believe what I write crap or if I’m not very creative / a.Not get up from the chair until you finish. ”
Three. Find a place in your diary
I know you think your schedule is very tight and barely fits a niche to write, but if you really want to do, you sure will not find a while? Not about writing four hours each day. You can start with half an hour. At the end of the day, if you can establish a routine and write the time each day, could it be more than what you’ve done so far?
So look for a hole: it may be that little bit after eating, before going to the gym, the clock ahead half an hour every day or by going to bed a little later. Thirty minutes of your schedule, anywhere, but try to be a hole that you can use every day (well, if you want, you can rest on Sundays).
April. Find the right place
It is important that it be a place where you feel comfortable and, above all, where they will not bother you. If you spend half an hour or a short period of time to write, trying to be of quality.
If you report this to your family or colleagues what you do and looking at them the necessary support. Anyone bothering you at that time. Turn off the phone, do not look the mail and get as much privacy as possible.
By the way, if you write in a house in which many people live, you might want to download the hanger writers who published some time ago on the blog: Do Not Disturb, writer working .
May. Get Help
If you are lucky enough to have in your environment with someone who can support you, ask for help. Try to remember that you have to write at that time you’ve set, which allows you to let go of the excuses.
Another alternative is to find a partner / a. Someone who also wants to create a writing routine and try to support you on one another. It’s like when you start playing sports: if you jog with a friend, it is harder to make excuses for not going out. One of the two always pull the other.
June. Do not try everything at once
If you set out to create a routine to write every day, at the same time try not to start writing a novel, quit and start doing sport. Set a goal at a time. It will be much easier to get.
You can organize your writing sessions in a fun, no pressure. Try the automatic writing, for example. The first twenty days should be to establish a routine. then be easier to incorporate new standards, such as writing a novel.
July. Create a ritual and reward yourself
We are asking your brain to make some changes and sacrifices to establish a new routine. The brain does not tend to like those things. It is resistant to change and will try not to do it. The best thing to do: bribe.
Creates a pleasant ritual, find a place where you feel comfortable and looks for ways to reward yourself for each writing session you conduct. You can be sipping a cappuccino, an ice cream or a chocolate bar while writing, releasing the pen or notebook you wanted … What you want, but try to associate the session pleasurable writing.
These are my tips for writing every day. What do you think? You guys you write every day? Do you use any of these tricks (or any other) to get it?