Back Home!

Whew! Back home from Scares that Care Weekend III. Or 3. Or Three. However you want to call it, own it. Had a good weekend, but, I was in the car for almost 10 hours, and I’m tired, kinda (read: pretty) stanky, so this is all you get for now.

Stay tuned for more in the next week!

Fivers for Writing Every Day

As you can see by today’s topic, I’m going to tell you why should write each and every day. Just remember, some of you, that this is a “do as I say, not do as I do” kind of blog. No lip from any of you. Not a peep.

And here are your five reasons to write every day…

  1. Routine, routine, routine. What you’re doing here is building a good habits. You’ve heard of those people who feel lousy if they don’t make it to the gym, right? Eventually, that’s how you’ll feel if you miss a day of writing because “you didn’t have the time” or “the new season of Top Chef was on Netflix.”
  2. By writing everyday, you’re making steady progress in your current project. Even it’s only 100 words a day this week, that’s 700 words in seven days. That’s 3,000 words in your (average) month. That’s a half a novel in a year, or two novellas, or so and so many short stories. What it is, friends and neighbors, is forward momentum.
  3. Did I just say momentum? I did, and that’s another thing writing every single day nets you: Momentum. Nothing just in the word count tally column, but story momentum. You don’t forget what you were writing or where your scene was going. You’re able to jump back into the writing with only a minimum of interruption.
  4. Has anyone ever uttered the phrase “practice makes perfect” around you? I’m sure they have. If you’ve played sports, or an instrument, or just wanted to pwn some n00b in Halo Multiplayer, you had to practice. Sure, you might have had some natural talent or finger dexterity, but that only gets you so far. Same thing with the writing of the words.
  5. Last, and maybe this is kind of cheesy considering I’m telling you write every day, but writing each day allows you to take a vacation once in awhile. If you’re making steady words, every single day, when you get sick or the wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/kids have plans that require you to be away from your keyboard, it’s okay. You can assuage that guilt knowing you can afford the day off.

There you have it, folks. My five reasons why  you should be writing everyday. Questions, comments, hit me!