How do I keep up a daily writing habit? What are my tricks to keep myself on track? Honestly, I don’t have a daily writing habit and I don’t have any tricks to keep myself on track.
I perhaps should bow my head in shame about now but that’s the truth.
It’s true that I started out with writing habits that were absolute — I started writing as soon as I got up in the morning and didn’t stop until I either reached a good stopping place or wore out.
Then I got smart and realized that writing is a part of my life but it’s not my life. So now I integrate writing into my daily schedule wherever it fits, just like I fit baking cookies into my schedule. Or visiting friends. Or going to Walmart. Or sitting on the deck and admiring the beautiful weather. And if writing doesn’t fit into my schedule for a particular day, I don’t worry about it because I know that I’ll get writing done some other day.
Because, if it’s part of my life — a real and important part, like baking cookies — then it’ll get done.