The other day I shared about how the desire to write has begun to well up inside again. Not just a need to blog again, but to write for the sake of writing. Poetry. Fiction. Non fiction. Journaling. I want the words building inside to flow out on paper and keyboard alike.
I’ve been around prolific writers enough to know growing as a writer requires…writing. A daily practice of pouring words out without worrying about the editor inside. She can have her turn later.
I need the habit of writing.
I ran across a post the other day by Jeff Goins: My 500 Words: A Writing Challenge, and decided this would be a great way to begin meeting my goal. I have to admit, I’m on day three and it’s been hard to sit down and do it.
Day one I had the newness to rev me up, but these past two days, I’ve been SO TIRED. It would be easy to put off the challenge since I don’t have any pressing deadlines or anything yet. But that will never build this daily practice habit. So I will press on and at the end of these 31 days, I hope to see a wide variety of poetry and prose left in my wake. Some of it might even be good.
How about you? Are you a writer? Have you developed a daily habit of writing? Is it word count based or time based?
If you want to join me in creating a solid habit of writing daily, I’d love the company.