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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Story A Day Challenge Weekly Update: Part 3

Getting back into my story a day routine has been more challenging than I anticipated.  Just as writing often leads more writing, not-writing simply perpetuates the not-writing cycle.  Last week I wrote an update about the things that help me get my daily writing done.  Today I will discuss the things that are not helpful.

In order to protect my daily writing, I will not...
  • ...allow one false start to sabotage the rest of the writing day or week.
  • or complain about writing.  I'm doing what I love; there is nothing to complain about.
  • ...rationalize or make excuses for not writing.  Excuses take up energy that could be poured onto the page.
  • ...procrastinate.
And if I do have a bad writing day I will...
  • ...acknowledge and move on.  I will not mentally flog myself until every ounce of creativity has been beaten from my brain.
After all, the point of this challenge is to jump-start my writing and in that regard, I've already made some progress.

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