Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Writing Every Day

One of my New Years Resolutions was to write every day. No matter what. It didn't have to be a lot -- it could just be a few sentences. Just something to keep myself always moving forward.

I've done it every day this month. Some days it was just a couple sentences at the end of a very busy day, some days it was a couple hundred words. It is hard. There are some days when I want nothing more than to close the stupid document and never look at my own words again. But I force myself to type at least a couple words.

Sure, some days it feels like pulling teeth. But some days, even when it felt like the last thing I wanted was to write, I ended up getting on a roll and writing 2,000 words. If I had been easier on myself and let myself skip a day, those words might never have been written at all.

They aren't all perfect words. But they're words all the same, building the manuscript brick by brick.


  1. Good for you! Sometimes just by forcing yourself to write a few words, you find yourself wanting to do some more.

  2. Go you! That's been my resolution, too. It feels amazing to get words on a page. Good luck the rest of the year. :D

  3. Way to go! That's a great goal. One that I should set myself...maybe :) Keep it up and you'll have a finished MS in no time!