Reverb10 – The Way I Write
This is day two in the month long #Reverb10 that I am participating in (along with hundreds of others). Each day I will be either posting here, tweeting or Tumblr-ing my answer to the prompt in order to reflect and manifest for the future.
Prompt: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
In the last few months, with a full-time job, two blogs, my life, my yoga, my everything I simply had to find a way to streamline my writing and organize my inspiration. I knew I would crumble if I didn’t figure something out.
It’s easy to get distracted and it’s easy to write halfway…not give it your all. But that isn’t me.
Now, I have committed to picking 1-2 days a week that are my writing days.
Throughout the week I keep pages of notes and inspiration that I know I want to write about. I save them for typically, my Sunday afternoons. I spend 2-3 hours writing a handful of blog posts. I have learned, as a writer, that you can’t always just write when you want to write. Typically, my inspiration comes at inopportune times (I still write then, if I can) but I have learned to be organized.
I am an inspiration, creative, spontaneous type. Nothing about me is ritualistic or logical. I have mixed a little practicality to my wild creative side and it works wonderfully. I still write when I want, but I know that one day exists for me, my computer, a cup of tea and my thoughts.
Choosing one day to write most of my posts has opened up my week, ensured that posts actually go up weekly (I committed that to myself/readers) and finally, I get peace of mind and time to myself throughout the rest of the week.
I could always do without The Food Network, Facebook and the thousands of blogs that exist out there for my distractions but really, when it comes down to it, I don’t really mess around.
What about you? What takes away from your writing? What do you wish to eliminate or add more of?