If you’ve been writing for a long time, then you know what it’s like to be “in the zone.” You know the feeling of tapping into what you feel is your true potential, and the strongest definition of consistent momentum that you are aware of. When all of that is in your corner, you feel like you could write a “War and Peace”-sized book in a single afternoon.
That energy can be a beautiful thing. The question then is whether or not you’re doing everything you can to harness that energy or giddy feeling of progress.
In other words, are you harnessing the writing power of progress?
Your Writing Powers
No one is saying you’re going to feel flawlessly productive and inspired every single day. When it comes to progressing as a writer, regardless of what you’re working on at the moment, you’re going to have good days and bad days.
Every single day simply can’t be a good day. However, there are a few things you can do to have more good days than bad days:
• Create the best writing space you possibly can: Family and work responsibilities can make it difficult to establish a space for writing. You may find yourself sometimes having to scribble down a few sentences for your next book on your tablet, your laptop, your phone, or even a scrap of paper. But if you can set aside a space in which to do some steady work, somewhere in which everything has been made as conducive to your writing process as you can possibly make it, then do that.
• Try to establish a steady schedule: Again, this can be difficult. If you have a lot going on in your life, it can be tough to set aside some time each day to write. Look at your schedule, and try to figure out a way to get in at least thirty minutes to an hour each day for writing.
• Make sure writing time really is writing time: If you can set aside some time each day to write, then that’s what that time should be allotted for. This isn’t a time to check your Facebook, catch up on your favorite shows, or get in some online gaming. This is writing time.
• Download some productivity apps: There are tons and tons of free apps for writers and those who need to be more productive. Find out more about them.
These are just four things you can try out.
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