Write even when nobody is looking. #500wordsaday
This will be a much more relaxed post than the last few. No research, no teaching. Just writing for the sake of it. That is the whole point of writing #500wordsaday in my opinion. Getting into that habit of putting words on paper and putting thoughts out into the world.
Since I am on a weeks holiday at the moment I'm hoping to get some relaxation in for the next few days. Unfortunately life is busy as per usual and that isn't always easy to achieve and to keep posting as well as everything else that has to be done in a day. The good news is that I'm going to be dedicated and keep posting regardless.
I was once told that we make time for the things that are important to us. If you are constantly making excuses or avoiding doing something then it just isn't that important to you. We make time for what's important in our lives. Whether that is sport, friends, family, writing or any other hobby we make time for the parts of life that we want to do. I love writing and want to get better at it and more consistent at it which makes writing every day important to me.
To form good habits we need to practice them. Nobody has ever gotten to the top of their game by just turning up once. It's about turning up every day and doing the right things. I've always been a huge advocate of putting in consistent effort over time if you want to be successful at anything.
I follow a lot of sport and one thing that you always hear about the best players is how they are the first person at training and the last person to leave. They are the ones who stay for an extra hour to practice free kicks or penalties. Free throws or batting. They don't expect to just turn up once and be successful. They know it is about turning up every day and giving it your best. Then when the big days come, they make it look effortless.
Posting day in, day out even when nobody was looking. That is what it takes. You might think that nobody is looking at you now but that is your training. If you keep doing it every day you will eventually get to the game day. These are the hours put into practicing that build you up for when people re watching and you need to be able to perform to a high level.
Now is the time to practice writing every day.
Getting confident in your writing ability.
Looking for comments and constructive feedback.
Fixing your grammar and spelling.
Building your following and setting your style. Every popular writer here has a certain style or genre that the mostly focus on. We can all dabble in multiple areas but in general it's good to have your own interests and write to them.
Write about what you know instead of trying to write what other people want. It will be easier to keep posting in the long run if you have a strong knowledge or interest in the subject.
Write #500wordsaday now.
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