I can’t believe that it’s the first week of December and the end of the year (although those two things usually go together – ha!) This year has flown by, and so have some of my resolutions that I made at the beginning of 2017. I have not, as I planned, made time to write in my daily schedule. I feel bad about this which creates guilt which creates frustration, which does NOT motivate me. It makes me feel sorry for myself. Does this ever happen to you?
So, I have a 12-day vacation coming up around Christmas and my new end-of-year goal is to write a bit every day while I’m off of work. I’m going to carve out at least 1 hour each day to write at the computer or in a journal – whatever is convenient and keeps me on-task. I think I’ll have more success writing at night since I tend to be a night owl when I’m not working. I’d love to get into the habit of waking up an hour early to write but that just hasn’t happened and I’m learning that I need to be realistic.
What habits have you acquired to keep you writing, to reach your goal? Do you have a special time each day that you right? Or, do you grab a few minutes here and there which add up to you writing? Does it help to journal or write short blogs or are you working on a larger project like a novel? Let me know what works for you. And, pray that I’m able to keep my mini-commitment to write daily, beginning Dec. 21. It’s a busy time but it will also be good practice for when the new year starts and I’m back at work, but wanting to continue my habit of writing a bit every day.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, fellow writers!