Last month, I wrote 50,000 words for the novel plus I wrote a blog post almost everyday. That’s a lot of writing. People have asked me “How did you do that?”
These are my top 3 tips:
- Plan to write everyday, even for 5 minutes. I found that if I sit to write for 5 minutes, 5 minutes can turn to 30 minutes easily. On the days that I write, I write a lot. On the days when I don’t sit down to write, nothing happens.
- Have tools handy. I keep my computer charger close. If I need to upload pics for my blog posts, then I need my phone and USB cords handy. When I have to get up to look for things, I tend to get distracted. It’s much easier when everything is within reach.
- Prepare to write everywhere. I make notes on my phone, iPad, in my notebook. Sometimes, an idea will come to me on a run so I’ll stop and type it all into my phone or send myself an email. Later, when I am writing, I might remember the idea from memory but it also helps to see the details or the brainstorming words that I wrote down then.
That’s what I do… or try to.
What are your top writing tips?