This school year is dragging on and I cannot help but feel jealous as I see pictures of friends graduating and hearing when people get back home. I still have four more weeks. Four. And it’s hard to keep my motivation up, especially since I am not wow-ed by either of my classes this term. I have also found it very difficult to keep writing. I have a few books started, but I can feel that 2 of them are really going somewhere. Yet with all of my school work and practicing that needs to be done it is almost impossible to safe enough time and/or brain space for another novel.
I have decided I need to change something. I have decided that I am going to write everyday in one of my novels. Steven King has a whole rule about how he must write at least 2000 words a day. I understand passion and dedication, but right now I need to take things a little slower. I have enough pressure to finish homework on time which is why I have decided to stay away from a daily word-count quota. My goal is just to write everyday. If I write three words one day and 3000 words the next, so be it. I love writing, I want it to eventually become my full-time career, but right now I also have grades and school and other aspects of life to worry about.
Habits are everything and I am a creature of habit. I also love routine, so writing needs to become part of my daily routine. If I can shower, stretch, and brush my teeth every single day, why can’t I also write a little every day?
(I wrote 724 words today! Woo!)