Day eighty-eight of my 365 Day Writing Project.
If it weren’t for this writing project, I would have skipped writing today. It’s not that I didn’t want to write, but the idea of trying to get a decent amount accomplished wasn’t appealing to me. I told myself to just start writing and if all I got done was a sentence, that would still be more than I would have done if I skipped altogether.
I sat down to write (after getting kids to bed and cleaning the kitchen) and felt uninspired. I told myself to just open the file on my computer and then open the document, which was Chapter 11. Once I did that, getting down the first few words wasn’t all that hard. Then I had a few sentences. Eventually, I had over 1,000 words written. And this is precisely why I started my 365 Day Writing Project.
Sometimes, you just need to force yourself to write. Get over the hump. Get past that first hurdle and the rest will come.