It Only Takes 3 Minutes
Listen in the world of writing, books get imagined and started. That's romantic and fun and then the real work begins as you get deeper and deeper into your message and into the page by page by page...
And the number one question I get asked is this - how can I keep writing consistently?
Okay, some people can do it, those mythical beasts who can sit down every day and pump out words like nobody's business.
I'm not one of them.
And I'm going to assume that all those people asking me how they can do it, well, they probably aren't either.
For me, repetition kills enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is kinda a requirement in a long term project like writing a book.
So I devised a system of sorts.
I don't have to write every day, but I do have to pay attention to the book so the idea and the enthusiasm doesn't die.
Some days it looks like just re-reading what I wrote the day before or adding a quote. Whatever minimal amount of work I can do just to stay in the vibration of the project.
Some days 3 minutes turn into 3 hours as I get so wrapped up in the creation and writing that time flies by.
But it all starts with spending 3 minutes with the book every single day. I know the "experts" are giving you minimum word or page counts to achieve every day and an hour or more of sitting in your chair - but forget all that because if consistency isn't your gig in general, don't expect it to show up suddenly.
Work around your resistance to same-same every day and just play for 3 minutes and see what shifts in your writing...