The More you Write – the Righter your Writing

13th June 2013 – There is a simple and very obvious reason why you should keep writing even if you think your work is terrible.  Because the more you write, the better you will get.  The more you write, the better your writing will become.  The more times you sit down to write, the easier it will be to sit down and write.

More writing = More writing.

It is for this reason that I am not completely scared out of my mind at becoming a writer.  I know that if I commit myself to writing every day, even if I am having a bad time, not producing anything or finding myself crying out in a fog of self loathing – If I work through this –  I will get better.  And so will you.

Do you write everyday?

Some days are so hard you think all you will be able to write is your own suicide note.  Or an apology text to your boyfriend for loosing it at him when he mentioned that maybe you might want to take a break.  Today, is a particularly bad day for me too.  Everything on my list that I wanted to achieve has not worked out.  Doing a chapter proof on my manuscript has only made me realise how terrible the whole novel is going to be, weather or not I tell it from the first or third person.  ‘Who cares I think, when no one is going to read it!’

So I am writing this article.  Because I know I should be writing.  Because as soon  as I stepped away from the things that weren’t working and realised that I still needed to be writing, this article just came out.

I am so glad that I didn’t give up.

I hope you don’t either.

What are you going to write today?


Writing on Public Holidays

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25th December 2012 – Christmas is such a busy time, everyone is heading in a thousand different directions.  Use that to your advantage.  Tell one groups of friends you are going one way – and the other group you are going the other way.  Last Christmas I managed to write on Christmas eve, Christmas day, boxing day and early in the evening on New Years Eve.  It was wonderful

Public Holidays are known to be relaxing, with everyone laying about the house and no one having to work.  I love them because they are one of the few days every year when I know I will be able to write.

The afternoon of Christmas day and everyone has gone to sleep.  There is not a lot left to do but sit down with your laptop, after too much champagne and write a few sentences.  Everything else is closed and there is no need to procrastinate.