A few days ago, a friend mentioned that she was challenging herself to write every single day for an entire year.
And I thought, hey I can do that.
I should do that. I will at the very least try to write every single day for a year.
Since last November, I’ve been struggling to motivate myself to write. Last year was the first in 4 years that I didn’t win NaNoWriMo. I was depressed and couldn’t find that creative spark within myself. This year, I decided to rewrite my entire first novel as a young adult novel because the story worked better that way. The progress with that has been slow the last few months.
Write 365 might just be the thing to get my brain acclimated to writing every day, to accomplishing some words in a WIP every single day. And I understand that this may be hard, that there may be some days were the words just don’t flow. I’m prepared for that. I’m also prepared to not get myself down if there’s a day that I don’t write.
However, I do have some ideas for what I can do to write on those days:
- Journal. This is a goal for me for the month of August. I used to keep a journal and write in it almost every day. Now I’m trying to write in it weekly about anything or everything.
- Blog. Yep, I could post something in here book, writing, or even life related (that counts too).
- Play with new story ideas. Jot down info about those sparkly new ideas that always keep popping up. If I develop the ideas now, they might be worth looking at later.
Doing something for a month helps to make it habit. I need to create a routine that fosters creativity and imagination.
That’s the idea, anyway. Doing something for a year might actually help to accomplish something. I could finish The Girl in the Glass Coffin, heck, I could even write and revise the sequel in that time.
Goals are a good thing. Goals make me feel like there is something to look forward to, something to look back at and be proud of.
You can follow my progress daily on Instagram.
(I post pictures and stories about how it’s going on nearly a daily basis and talk to all of you to help keep me accountable).
I will also be posting some fun, motivational things to my Facebook page.
And talking to other writers and readers on Twitter!
Have you tried writing every day for an entire year? Have you tried doing anything every day for a year?
How did it work out for you? Leave a comment and let me know, and if you have any advice I’d love to hear it.