How to Create a Writing Routine That Works for You

How to Create a Writing Routine That Works for You

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Hello fellow writers!

Let's chat about creating a writing routine that works for you. We all know how challenging it can be to establish a consistent writing practice, but trust me, it's worth the effort. A solid routine can help you stay organised, motivated, and productive, even on days when inspiration feels like it's playing hide-and-seek.

First things first, you have to block out time to write, block out time in your calendar and dedicate it to you writing time. You know yourself best, so don't try and copy anyone else's routine, you have to do something that works for you.

Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, find a time that works best for you and stick to it. Treat your writing time like any other important appointment – block it out in your calendar and honour that commitment to yourself. If you're struggling to keep track of your writing schedule, consider investing in a planner or diary specifically designed for writers. These nifty tools often include sections for goal-setting, project tracking, and even writing prompts to keep you inspired.

Another key aspect of a successful writing routine is setting achievable goals. In my Write your Novel Worksheets, you learn how to break down your big writing dreams into smaller, manageable tasks. Instead of aiming to write a novel in a month, focus on hitting a daily word count or completing a specific scene. Celebrate each milestone along the way – treat yourself to a favourite snack, a bubble bath, or a new pen (because let's face it, we writers can never have too many pens!).

Finally, don't forget to be kind to yourself. Writing is a journey, and every journey has its ups and downs. There will be days when the words flow effortlessly, and others when you'll stare at a blank page for hours. That's okay! Embrace the process, and remember that progress is progress, no matter how small.

So, there you have it – a few tips to help you create a writing routine that works for you. Remember, the key is to find what works best for you and stick with it. Happy writing, and may your pens never run out of ink!