Let’s Start Fresh

Let’s Start Fresh

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May 14, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/Fall-Changes-Honey-Cove-Book-ebook/dp/B087NF894Z/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=the+fall+changes&qid=1589472516&s=digital-text&sr=1-6https://www.amazon.com/Fall-Changes-Honey-Cove-Book-ebook/dp/B087NF894Z/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=the+fall+changes&qid=1589472516&s=digital-text&sr=1-6In this time of change, grief, and uncertainty some writers are having difficulty with productivity. Since we have all this extra time, writers should be cranking out stories. I’m here to argue against that and give you some tips to find your writing groove.

  1. We are in an unusual time where the usual doesn’t work.

Don’t expect to behave as you did before. Some of us are working at home, some are out of work and struggling to survive. Others are experiencing significant losses. And still others are suffering from depression, increased anxiety and other mental challenges. That’s okay. We are in a new season and we have to act differently. Give yourself some slack to adjust to this new normal. Take some time to address your feelings. Adjust your daily routine as needed and find your new normal.

2. Set small goals.

Start writing about anything. Find a writing prompt. Write in a journal. Don’t jump back into your work in progress. Warm-up with something that you are not invested in before you dive into something more important. Then you can open up that short story or novel you were working on. But even then, small goals work best. Ten words, fifty words, one hundred words, as much as you can get out in a session. Celebrate any small achievement. You might not hit pre-Pandemic word counts and that’s okay.

3. Keep Going.

Make it a point to write as often as you can. It’s okay to take a day off, but don’t let too many days pass without writing something. It’s too easy to fall into the procrastination trap, especially when we’re in a lockdown and every day melts into the other. Keep writing!

Creative James Media has a busy second half of 2020. Here are our upcoming publications and Amazon links.

 

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