I follow a lot of book lovers on Twitter. That’s a given. I love books. A lot of those book lovers are writers. Like me, a selection of those are as yet, unpublished. And within those, another selection blog themselves and/or read writing related blogs to inform themselves of the current state of the industry and to just generally see what they can do to help themselves keep moving forward writing that novel.
Yesterday I was on Twitter briefly and I saw a slew of posts on Writing. I read one. A blog post saying I “Must Have” these 10 things to help me write my novel. Writing apps. Books. Books on writing and books that editors referred to.
And while I read writing related blogs – I do. I know there is nothing that I “Must Have” to help me get that novel past anyone.
So, Here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to quit, yes quit reading the ‘must have’ posts.
Because they are a Big. Fat. Time. Suck.
1. Tomorrow, set a stop watch when you start reading every ‘how to’ post.
2. At the end of the day check how long you have spent reading ‘how to’ write.
3. Tomorrow, set a stop watch when you start and when you stop writing.
4. At the end of the day, check how long you spent writing.
5. Consider, do you want to write or think about writing?
And even if you read blog posts on your phone as I do. Why can’t you write a few notes down in a note pad you should be carrying?
This post is part of the A to Z challenge