last day first day

words & lettersWhatever day it is, as a writer, you should be writing.

Should be.

Though it is not always possible. Sometimes we get blindsided by illness, the demands of family, our paying jobs etc.

Some ideas for tomorrow:

– make an appointment with yourself to write, heck get yourself an old fashioned paper calendar or daytimer and keep it where you can see it: list the day, time, maybe even the topic, for your writing appointments

– give yourself permission to so some writing research by making a list of topics and following where they lead you on the internet > take note of what intrigues you

– brainstorm around a writing concept/plot and make some messy notes for another day of writing

– look for ways to make new writing habits> there are lot of apps for phones, tablets and computers that can remind you to write but despite all the help you’re still going to have to commit yourself – in other words “show up to the page”

Some inspiration and a little fuel:

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door

Ted talks – “ideas worth spreading”

Poke around the site of “NaNoWriMo” – “National Novel Writing Month” for inspiration

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