The Writerly Habit

This blog is about my struggles to get into the habit of writing regularly.

How's Your Writing Going?

We are a few days into the new year and I'm wondering, how is everyone doing? So far I've got a sticker on each day for reaching my 1,000 words. I forgot how long 1,000 words really is. I tried stream of consciousness writing and it seems to go really slowly. I spend a lot of time going back and counting my words because I'm bored. I think I'm going to try using a writing prompt instead. I like the Writer's Book of Days. Of course I, being convinced that I was not a writer, sold my copy for the second time. I'll have to buy another one. *Grumble Grumble* Anyhow, good luck with your writing. Keep going, it'll be worth it.

Happy New Year


Happy New Year everyone! Well, if you can't tell by my word counter, I miserably failed NaNoWriMo. I got a little further than the counter indicates but not much. The reasons were twofold. First, I wasn't feeling inspired by my story. I had once again tried to write a mainstream fiction Christian novel. I set myself up for disaster on that. Second, at the end of the first week I got really bad food poisoning from McDonalds. It was really really awful. I was sick for two weeks and at the end, I just really didn't want to finish NaNo. I didn't think it was possible.

So today is the first day of the new year. I think it is a good time to get my writing back on track. I've printed a calendar I got here, and am making a folder for my 1,000 word a day free write. Each day I complete, I put a sticker on the calendar. I also write the name of the author I write a charming note too. I think I will also use it to track the books I read since I need to get back on track with that too. I also plan to blog once a week. I wish all of you luck in your writing endeavors this year. It's never too late to start writing again.