Writing is fun, until it becomes a job and then well… it becomes work. So to be successful at writing you need to work at it each day and for me it is that simple. When I start a project, a novel or new podcast… I make sure that each day, no matter how I feel I spend some time writing or working on the project. It does not matter what you write or how bad it is when you type out those pesky words or put pen to paper… just that you do write something… anything. Who cares if it is terrible? Just keep writing awful line after awful line. Life is too short to get held up on one line and when you move beyond that troubled line… or lines I find that my writing eventually begins to flow. The beauty of writing and putting something down is that you can always go back and improve upon it! Don’t get depressed, angry or distressed… just put your words down and move on, just move on. If it means you have to take a break do so. Just write each day, a little or a lot. Get into the habit of writing. Put on some classical music, some R&B, or angry German metal rockers… whatever your flavor… have a glass of wine or a beer… a warm cookie and milk… whatever. Just keep writing. Revisit those troubled and tormented lines another time, another day. Just keep writing. Just keep writing.
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