The muse is finally getting on board with the new writing schedule. Of course, the little trickster is still throwing ideas at me when I’m in places without access to a pen and paper. Well, she tries. I have gotten the best of her, however.
My friend, author Andrea Judy, put me on to Aqua Notes: a little notebook you can keep in the shower. I bought one off Amazon, and for last night’s writing session (posting this blog a day late as I’m walking to work), I took advantage. Here are a few notes I took, and yes, you can stick the paper on the shower tile:
Anyway, I managed to get everything down, and now I have at least three days of ideas to flesh out.
From the writing/work standpoint, it’s still hard. I work at a job that requires mental concentration, and then I have to come home and again concentrate. I think that forcing myself into the habit of writing every day has helped. The brain is like muscles. It will get used to your schedule.
I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be had I not purposed myself to write every day. For the past few days, I would have come home and crashed. I would not have spent time thinking about scenes. I would have lost the zone that we writers keep trying to get into. This weekend I going out of town. Now, I am planning my writing sessions; before I would have left everything at home.
If you are a writer and you are wondering how important it is to write every day, I can definitely say it has helped me.
What about all of you? What do you think?