For the past few days, I have been debating back and forth on what topic I should write on for my first post. After watching a video by Joanna Penn about cultivating better writing habits I knew exactly what to talk about. I know I am in the horrible habit that instead of writing, I am constantly reading or wandering around the internet.
This video, though, inspired me to stop squandering my time so much, and make more time for writing. I constantly want to write and have ideas bouncing around my head, but I'm so easily distracted that I end up doing other things even as I think about the sort of things I wish I were writing at the moment.
With this in mind I have made the (belated) New Year's Resolution to write at least 500 words a day. That is enough to write two 80,000 word novels in a single year. As I get more comfortable in the habit of writing, I will start upping the minimum words per day.
So many goals for this year: Completing my two in progress novels, writing a few short stories I have in mind, and starting on the process of qualifying for the SFWA Associated Membership. So far 2013 has been a good year for me, but maybe I can extend this good fortune into my writing life.
One of the more public goals of the year is keeping up this blog. I love connecting with other writers and readers and hope that I will be able to here. You can expect posts every Friday, with the occasional post on other days. Almost everything I post will be about writing, reading, publishing, and the world that encompasses all of that.
See you next Friday.
How To Write More And Create A Daily Writing Habit by Joanna Penn