The problem may reside in your creative process. Often, when you create a writing habit, daily or weekly, whatever works best for you, then magic starts to happen.
Your muse begins to recognize when it’s time to get to work.
Now, there will still be challenging days. However, they’ll be less frequent and next week we’ll talk about how to push through those non-creative days.
- Use the same tool every day. Make it significant. This tool signals to your muse that it’s time to write. Use this special tool only when you’re writing. It could be a coffee mug that you only drink out of when you’re writing. It could be a special pen or even a pair of reading glasses.
- Create ritual. Repeat the same process before every writing session. It could be anything from pouring a cup of tea to lighting a candle to reading yesterday’s written words.
- Write in the same place every day. If you don’t have a writing space, create one. It doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to provide you with the ability to focus. It should be comfortable, but not too comfortable. And it should be free from distractions.
- Write at the same time every day. Our minds and bodies prefer structure and schedule. It’s why sleep specialists tell you to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. When you write at the same time every day, you not only ensure you get it done and meet y our writing goals, you also help tune your mind and body to the habit.
- Take advantage of creative spurts. Sometimes, you’ll notice that the creative muse is singing loudly in your ear. You’re full of fantastic ideas, and the words flow freely. Capitalize on these moments. Set aside everything else, including laundry, and take advantage of your mindset.
Your heart knows what it wants to achieve. You have writing dreams and goals. Now, it’s time to train your mind and body to support you in your quest.