New Writing Habits

So, now that I’m back on my feet – I wish to try new writing habits. Inspired by Lisa Rivero’s My September Writing Habit, I have decided to start a habit of my own. I’m going to start off small – especially with school and homework.

I usually write when ever I can – I never really timed myself before. So, I’m starting my writing habits with writing 30 minutes a day on one of my writing projects (no real set time, just write for 30 minutes). I’ll be keeping track of the number of days I have been writing 30 minutes on my sidebar.

I’m hoping, in the end, I will push this habit up to an hour a day. If I find that my usual writing routine exceeds 30 minutes a day – like I said, I never really timed myself before – I will increase the time of my habit accordingly. But, I thought this was a good starting point :) .

5 responses to “New Writing Habits

  1. Kelsey, what a great goal! I’m not naturally the kind of person who keeps to-do lists or tracks my progress, but I find that such things, in small amounts, are tremendously helpful and always provide some self-insight. Like you, though, I need to make my goals simple. :)

    I am really impressed that you do the writing you do while in graduate school.

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  2. It’s nice to see you have a plan.:) I need a plan actually not for writing but to balance editing/work/promotion.

    I tried a long time ago to do the timed writing and I never could. That’s because if I stuck with an hour or 30 minutes each day I might have 7-14 hours done in a week, but usually I’ll get at least 30 hours if I just write whenever I want. That’s because when I write I have to write all day long, nothing gets in my way because I’m in my own world and can’t escape.:)

    I do remember school days though, and I couldn’t do that. It was tough back then to write, and seeing you actually wanting to start a plan for it amidst SO MUCH other work! You take care of yourself, eat right, and do your best not to get tired of Ramen Noodles and Chef Boyardee.

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  3. I should really do this! I never time myself either.

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  5. This is a great idea. Half an hour is not too much to ask…baby steps. I think I just may stop saying I’m gonna do it and take some inspiration from you.
    thanks!

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