A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.
Here are 3 thee steps that will assist you in getting back into the habit of writing daily. Do this repeatedly, and within months, you’ll be surprised how much easier writing comes to you.
- PICK A SPACE.You need an environment that is conducive to your writing. It can be your dining room table or a desk, even the couch. But the idea is that this is special, sacred even. It’s where inspiration happens. Try to set it apart.
- SET A TIME. Whatever it is, just try to make it consistent. You need to show up every day at this time and put your butt in the chair. It doesn’t matter if you have any idea what you’re going to write; until you commit to a time, you will never get into a daily rhythm of writing.
- CHOOSE A GOAL.This can be a hundred words or ten thousand. Whatever it is, give yourself grace.
You might be thinking, “What if I don’t know what to write?” Great question. Here’s the answer: It doesn’t matter. Write anyway. All you’re trying to do is show up, to be consistent enough to start practicing and get good.
Still, if you need a prompt or two, here are some ideas:
- Write about your surroundings.
- Write about what you did today.
- Write a section of a chapter to that book you’ve been working on.
- Write a letter to your kids… or one to yourself.
- Write anything!