This tiny adjustment has made it easy for me to do my practice - after all - I am going to drink my coffee in the morning so why not? Now, I'm looking for a small adjustment so that my writing practice has the same built in do-ability. When we are strengthening our practices, our disciplines, we don't have to make a big to-do about it. It was great to train for a marathon. For seven months I walked my feet to bloody nubs. But it didn't stay - sure I walk every day but I don't exert myself as I like. Same as when I did the NaNoWriMo - it was great to be able to complete it - to do the 50 thou. but the practice doesn't remain as solid as I would like. I'd rather make small adjustments that get me sitting in front of my keyboard daily with my manuscript up and ready.
It is like brushing one's teeth or putting our seat belt on - we don't have to decide every day to do this - we just decide once and make it a habit. First I will consider what already has worked in my writing practice - I do have three books written right through and another nearly so - which means I have been writing. What has gotten me here so far?
- writing on Tuesdays with Gwen - a steady weekly practice that has been all but inviolate
What about you all? Any small adjustments that you've made to make sure you write daily?
photos were taken on my retreat to Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, NS.