Hello. It’s time
to to update you on my progress of my April 2019 writing challenge, week two.
While I haven’t written much, what I am going to focus on in this post is that slow and steady wins this race.
After a full week, I’ve written 3,594 words. And I don’t think of it as a failure.
With having a day job, coming home to chores, and attending different events, I feel that it’s a good start to trying to write every day. I wrote an outline for an ebook, published regularly on Medium about my struggles and triumphs, and wrote over 2,000 words in my novel.
I’d say that’s pretty good!
So, here’s the thing I want you to remember: it doesn’t matter how much you’ve done, the fact is that you got it started.
When people start a challenge, most think they need to come out the gate full force. But a challenge is just like a marathon. You have to build up to it so you can reach each mile consistently and finish.
When it comes to a challenge, it’s a matter of taking small steps and pacing yourself. Because if you try to do it fast and furious, you will burn out."If you start a challenge going fast, you will burn out quickly." #pttpthoughts Click To Tweet
Focus on taking small steps to your writing goal. Write for a few minutes. Got used to that? Up it by 5-10 minutes. Little increments until you can find a length of time that works for you.
That is the best way to get into a writing habit and stick with it.
Next week, I hope to have a higher number, but as long as I keep chipping away at writing every day, I’m happy.
How’s your writing going? Let me know!
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