My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

1 Month of Writing Everyday

It's already March 1st tomorrow!!! How the heck did those first two months of 2017 already go by? I am trying to finish a novel and I've discovered an amazing truth. I think I discovered it a long time ago and probably even blogged about it, but it's this. When people say to write every day they are giving you the best advice. Even if you're only able to write for five minutes! I usually write in chunks of an hour or more whenever I happen to stumble upon free time. This means I don't actually write very often. Because of this, every time I do write I need to remind myself of where I was in my story. I found out while traveling last weekend that writing every day gives you one major advantage. You can pick up right where you left off the day before because it's still fresh in your mind.

Write Everyday even if it's just for a few minutes!

We drove from our hometown of Spokane Washington to Portland Oregon. Fresh off of six plus hours of driving I crashed for a little while on the hotel bed next to my wife. It was so nice to rest. I had written the day before but didn't expect to get any writing done on this trip. I pulled out my phone and brought up the latest chapter I was working on. Then, for like 15 minutes, I busted out a ton of words. They just flowed. It was so awesome! I didn't get a ton of writing done, but I guarantee that I will get more words down per month if I get in the habit of writing everyday than if I write when large chunks of time find me. So join me in my goal of writing everyday this March!

I'm going to try and make this calendar RED!



    I'm on a mighty writing streak myself. Tonight I should cross 70,000 words for the year.

    Speaking of which...I shold be writing.

    1. JR! That's awesome! You're an inspiration! Keep up the great work. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I'm in, Dan!
    I wrote two short stories in February with a goal of marching towards a total of ten as quickly as I can, just to see what kind of pace I can set for my self.

    Let's do this!

    -Andrew Meredith