3 Reasons Why You Should Write Regularly11:31
I am a big fan of events such as NaNoWriMo and the Go TeenWriters 100 for 100 challenge. I love them for many reason; the drive it gives me to write, the support from other writers, and the knowledge that I’m not the only one writing. But one of the things I love the most about it is that it forces me to write every day. It’s hard work. Often I don’t feel like writing every day. But to reach my goal, that is what I need to do. Even when I’m not involved with these events though, there are plenty of reasons to write regularly. And to prove it, I’ve made a list.
You’ll create a habit: It’s always hard to start doing something regularly. But as writers, we need to work on our books regularly. The more days we work on it, the stronger the habit we’ll be forming. The stronger the habit, the easier it gets to sit down and get that writing done, even on the days when it’s hard to get into that zone.
You’ll make more progress: This one is just common sense. The more we work on our books, the more gets done. It’s easy to have one brilliant writing day every so often and forget the book in between. But the best progress is made when writing is done regularly. The more you work, the more gets done. It’s a simple as that.
You will improve your writing: Just like you need to practice an instrument regularly to be able to play it properly, you need to practice your writing regularly to improve your skills. The more you write, the better you'll get at it.
So there you have it. Three reasons why you should get into the habit of writing regularly. It’s something that I struggle with often, but the rewards are so worth it. Of course it’s not easy to build up this habit, but it is possible. Maybe next week I might post some tips to help build a writing habit.
Do you write regularly? What other reasons can you think of to write regularly? Would you like to see a post on tips to build the writing habit?
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