Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Motivation in the New Year

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One of my all time favourite motivational writing quotes is this from Stephen King in his book On Writing: "... But if you don't want to work your ass off, you have no business trying to write well - settle back into competency and be grateful you have even that much to fall back on."

This is quite literally a kick up the butt and does make me take a stock check.

One of the first things you need to stick to your writing guns is a writing notebook - or these days a tablet - that you carry everywhere with you. Don't just use it for flashes of brilliance, but start a daily writing habit in it or on it, whether that be during your morning commute, in your lunch break, or in the evenings before going to bed. The point is to try and write something everyday...

But you all know that, so now I'm going to introduce you to something completely different because in order to get into writing daily, you need to be in the right frame of mind and that means being kind to your body and mind.

Try this recipe to increase productivity over the next week

There is some top advice contained in this article but, as with anything, it takes real discipline, so if you're serious about your New Year's writing resolutions, give it a go.