I saw a picture on Facebook that read, “A page a day keeps insanity away”. From a writer’s perspective, writing a page a day could very well keep insanity away, and it doesn’t even have to be a page of a novel. Just anything. A written page. Everyday.
I know when I go a while without writing anything I can feel like going crazy! I’ve left all these words, stories and characters trapped in my subconscious too long and they are screaming to get out! Also, I’ve learned the best cure for Writer’s Block is to just keep writing. Anything. As long as you’re putting words on paper.
This is one of my goals for the new year, to try and write at least a page of something a day. Whether that’s a page of my most current novel, a page of outlining, a page of story notes, a page of free writing, or a page in some random story. Just a page. Everyday.
I know there will be days when I’m not going to have the chance or time to write a full page of something, but I’m going to try. I think this is a good exercise for any writer to have. Keeps you in writing. Keeps you in practice. I know from experience, the longer you go without writing, the harder it is to get back into it. (Sometimes this is not the case, but most of the time it is.)
So, to combat writing laziness and keep working on my craft, I’m writing a page a day with a goal to keep it up as best as I can all year.
What about you?