Recently, (okay, last week) I started training for the C25K. The first day was horrible. I could only make it through 6, 60 second runs. But the second day, I made it through 8. The third day, I did all 9.
I thought that if it gets easier and easier the more you do it, why don't I put this same concept into practice for my writing? So yesterday, I wrote for 20 minutes. Today, I wrote for 23 minutes. I do have a job and still want to run, but if I manage my time, I can do a little of everything on a regular basis.
How to Make Writing a Habit
Do this three times a week.
- Brisk five-minute free write warmup. Write about anything: grocery list, character traits, setting.
- Then alternate 60 seconds of writing and 90 seconds of reviewing, do this 8 times for a total of 20 minutes.