If you don’t start letting me comment on my favorite blogs again I will have to switch to Wordpress. That’s right, I said the “W” word.
Lacey (who’s technologically grumpy).
And rant over.
Today, I have another tip for making the most of your writing time. This one’s all about having your muse at your beck and call. Being inspired on time is a scarily simple thing to achieve and here’s how it works:
1. Write at the same time every day.
This particular writing tip is based around habit and mental processes. Basically, if you write at the same time everyday it follows that you form a habit. This lovely habit trains the brain and that muse of yours to be prepared to do that activity at the same time each day. Therefore, when you sit down to your computer at 10.30 every night for 21 days (the time it takes to form a new habit) and demand that your brain let you introduce Harry to Sally then that’s exactly what you will get.
Of course you do have to be awake to some extent. This tip will not save you if you are totally and utterly exhausted because then, and you can take my word on this, your muse is on vacation and you have bigger problems than your plot hole—like your health. You have to take care of yourself if you want the brain to work properly—chronic fatigue and brain fog are two things that will only make life and your writing harder to do.
This has been another edition of how to write more without finding more time =)
In other news…
I’m being greedy with Minx interviews this month and this week I’m chatting to debut Harlequin Desire author Cat Schield. I love debut author books because they’re a sample of what the editors are looking for at this very moment. Come join us for a chance to win Cat’s first book Meddling with a Millionaire.
Also, a belated congrats to Andrea Laurence from the Writer’s Playground who was acquired by Desire last week. If you need a writing pick-me-up you can read her call story here.