So, I’m a bit behind with my Google Reader. Right now, I have 410 unread items. Before your head starts spinning, let me say that I subscribed to something like six blogs today, so right off the top there are sixty posts right there. And I subscribe to Design*Sponge, which I love, but which posts multiple times a day. So that right there accounts for…oh…wait…they’ve slowed a bit for the holidays. That’s only 30. So, all in all, I’m only behind by about 300. Luckily, I read fast. And the kids are finally asleep.
Write every day, even if it’s just 10 words: I’ve found that writing is a lot like exercise. If I take too many days off, I’m stiff and exhausted when I try to jump back in. I lack the focus and energy to power through a challenging chapter or scene. But when I open my work-in-progress daily, even if it’s only to write a single sentence and to say hi to my characters, I feel as if I’m still in the story, the rhythm of the project.
Since leaving my day job a little over a month ago, I haven’t written every day, but I’ve written most days. And let me tell you, I can attest to the fact that writing is easier the more you do it. SERIOUSLY. I promise.