61,741 words. 126 pages. That’s what I’ve accomplished just by writing for one hour each morning before doing anything else. Before turning on the radio, before looking at Facebook, before reading even one email or responding to one notification of any kind on my phone.
Every morning, I get up, do my morning routine of washing face, and brushing teeth and hair, making a cup of coffee, and then sitting down turning on my computer, going straight to my journal and writing.
Does it have to be a journal? No. It could be your next book. It could be a short story or an article for you to use to help me promote you. It could be anything you wanted it to be. All I’m saying is that all the people claiming to not have time to write are simply not applying themselves.
All of us, including me wastes an hour a day. If we’re honest with ourselves we waste lots of hours each day. Most times the biggest waste of time we spend each day is done while talking about how much time we don’t have.
All of us have the same amount of time in a day. 24 hours. It’s up to us to decide what we want to do with that time.
I had no idea that I’d accomplish that much writing work just by writing for one hour each day. I began that journal on September 1, 2019. Today, October 29, 2019 I have 61,741 words and 126 pages written. People, if I can do that anyone can do that. That’s my story and I’m sticking to that.
I challenge you. Get up each day, sit down in your writing area and just for one hour a day, write. See what you can accomplish.
Yes, it took me a day or two to get into the habit. Yes, there were mornings when I found it hard to string two sentences together. But, the point is I did it and after a while of flexing those writing muscles I found it came easier and easier, and then before I knew what was happening to me I was automatically going to my journal each morning and if I tried to do anything else it felt wrong.
I’ll be honest. I missed two days of writing during this experiment. I had the flu and during that time there were two days when I was simply too sick to write. So, yes, there are going to be times when something might stop you. But if you truly apply yourselves to the task, you’ll find those times of stoppage will be rare, and when they happen you’ll find them uncomfortable.
BTW? It only took me about 10 minutes to write this post.
Think you’re up for the challenge? Try it and let me know how it goes.
Happy writing and blessid be.