- On December 18, 2015
Yesterday, I had an awful day. Everything seemed to go wrong. By the time I made it home, all I wanted to do was curl up in bed, maybe nap, and listen to depressing music–which is exactly what I did. After a couple hours, I got up, still wanting to do nothing more than stay in bed or slump on the couch and binge watch Netflix. Instead, I forced myself to sit at my desk. The last thing I wanted to do was write.
Being a full-time writer, it is crucial to make the time to write–even if life is handing you a bag of craptastic candies. It’s also equally important to create good habits. I’ve found that I’m a better writer when I’m in the habit of siting down every day to write. The words flow, my muse works with me, and I reach my goals much easier when it’s habitual. My success is dependent on producing high-quality pieces of fiction. I can’t do that unless I’m a well-trained writer.
So, even though my world began crashing down, I sat down, and I wrote. I made it to 574 measly words before calling it a night. I had to fight for each one of those words, too, but today, I feel like a rock star. The person I am today couldn’t care less that I normally average several thousand words a day but only made it to just over 500 yesterday. Instead, I’m patting myself on the back, because I didn’t succumb to the pressures of reality. I maintained my schedule. I made time, and I continued my path to creating good habits.
Today, I’m 574 words closer to reaching the end, and I feel great! Can you say the same?