Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WRITE EVERY DAY: 500 a day Challenge Update

How am I doing?

Um, not very well.

Why not?

I'm easily distracted, and by the time I finished all my other jobs, I just don 't feel like writing. Is that normal?

I asked an author, Gary Williams, what the secret to his successful productivity was ( I know that's desperate) and his tip was "sit and write" - easy when you know how, huh? :)

I'm going to get up early from now on (yes, I can hear some of you laughing) and start writing before anything else. It's got to be worth a try. Although I will soon be on holiday and won't have any internet access, which will put a spanner in the works of my creativity for sure. All my writing is actually online so I can access it from any computer.

So bearing in mind the age old adage "write every day", how do writers / online addicts cope when on holiday with no computer or internet? Do you make sure you don't go anywhere unless there is internet access or it's a laptop friendly area? What if, like me, you don't have a laptop and all your work is sitting on the computer in your office? Perhaps you take lots of notebooks and write by hand? Or is there another way that I don't know of, which would really make me happy as Larry? Whoever he is.

Pray do tell.


  1. Ella, Gary gave you good advice, sit down and write. I hope your holiday gives you inspiration and soon you are writinbg up a storm. Have fun and relax so you come back refreshed and ready to write.


  2. THANK YOU Michael,

    Sounds easy, yes? Hmmmm well, we'll see. LOL

  3. I agree with Michael's comment- I use time away as inspiration. Rather than writing I jot down a few ideas in a notepad for stories, characters, images, experiences etc and by the time I get back I generally can't wait to get back into it. After all, you've got to take time for experiences as a writer, haven't you?
    But yes, unfortunately willpower is important too- I'm a new convert to this getting up early thing and it can be quite painful.


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