As much as writing can be a fun hobby, it is not that fun to be doing on a daily/ weekly basis. Unfortunately for us, we need to write regularly to improve and hone our skills. That is why I gathered a few writing hacks to help you be productive and to write on a regular basis.
Why do I write?
Ask yourself that question. The answer might be the motivation you need to continue writing. Knowing why you are writing, will motivate you to write even when you do not want to.
Let us take this blog post for an example, I did not feel like writing it today, let alone at 11 p.m, but my motivation is to grow my blog. So I suck it up and wrote it.
If you really want to be productive, have a goal or motivation and write it in a place you are likely to see it every day.
I have mentioned this multiple time on my blog, and I will keep on doing it. Planning is important, especially when it comes to writing a novel. It doesn’t have to be detailed, simply knowing the basics (plot and character) will do.
We sometimes give up writing a novel at a specific time, because we do not know what to write next and the thinking process becomes unbearable. We might start doing something else instead, (looking for ideas, while scrolling our phone.) In the end, the page will stay blank.
So please plan your novel ahead, you will avoid many of the problems writers face in the long run.
This is another form of planning. Find and make time to write, it could be once every Saturday, once every month or every day. It doesn’t really matter as long as you stick to your schedule.
It will be hard at first, writing at a specific time every week, but it will be all worth it when it turns into a habit.
Have someone track you
Not in a creepy stalker way. Having someone that can be checking up on your writing can really help you write regularly. This can be a friend, family member, just anybody you feel comfortable showing your work. It can even be the internet (Online communities).
Set up a time when the other person should read your work and try to always hand it on time.
Take a break
You probably were not looking for this piece of advice but you need to remember that you are only human and are bound to get tired at some point. Do not beat yourself up for missing a day or two. Pick yourself up and continue writing, that is the only way you will improve.
Ps: Do not use this as an excuse to not write.
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