Thursday, October 25, 2012

Writing a bit at a time

I know that I have given myself a challenge to write 1,000 words each day, and one thing I have discovered is that it is difficult to sit and write that much all at once. So, what I have decided to try and do is try and write at least 500 words twice a day so that I can see that I am progressing. Understanding your writing style and how you can achieve your goals is something that isn't going to happen overnight. I know that I have sat for days looking at a blank page and just got frustrated because nothing would come to me. Other days I can sit down and write, and it seems that I can easily work through an entire idea and see a completed blog or article.

One of the other things I have discovered is that when I want to focus on writing, I need to ensure that I am not connected to the internet. The reason for this is if I am connected it gives me an escape, and then I end up losing a lot of time on the internet instead of trying to focus on writing something. The internet can be a great tool for writing to look up things relating to what you are writing about, but for me right now it doesn't help me get things done.

I think working on this blog entry has helped me realize why I can write when we are on an escape from home. Normally when we are away, I have limited access to the internet, so I don't have that distraction that I use when I am at home or at work. The other reason for my writing is not just limited internet access, it is also that I have limited other distractions when we are away. Maybe what I need to do is when I decide I want to write is to ensure that I don't have internet access for a little while.

I have read that you need to have an area where you do your writing so that you can limit the distractions around you. I know that I don't have an area where I do my writing because I seem to write different times and even in different places. I have tried having an area where I write, but I found that I couldn't write in that area, but could write in different areas.

So writing a bit at a time is going to help me reach my goals, and I am also going to limit my access to the internet while I am trying to do my writing. Bit by bit I will get into the habit of writing each day, and then I will be happy seeing results more often.

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