Have you ever heard the saying: “if you want to be a writer – write.” That’s right. You don’t need to be very smart to know that. The same is with dancers, doctors, actors, teachers, and whatever profession you take. Can you imagine a teacher who never had a pupil, or a person who calls himself a dancer but he never danced in his life? That doesn’t make sense, does it?
The same is with writing. How can you expect to be a writer if don’t write, or you’re trying to find a reason how to postpone your writing, or if you have other (more important) things to do. No, no and no. If writing is your priority, then WRITE! Everything else can wait.
Let’s make a deal, for the next three weeks you must write for at least twenty minutes every day. Weekends included! No days off for three weeks. Just sit and write. Don’t look for excuses, and don’t complain that you are not feeling like writing. Just do it! Twenty minutes for writing. It doesn’t matter what you write: stories that you heard at work, dialogs, your feelings, crazy thoughts, or imagined tale. Come back to your childhood. Maybe you will find an adventure there that you would like to share, or maybe you’ll remember what is like to be a child again. Share your feelings. Don’t worry about who will read your story, you are writing for yourself now. You don’t even have to complete it. Just write!
There is no number of how many minutes you have to write every day. (This will be after three weeks:) If you see that you can easily handle more than twenty minutes, don’t stop yourself. I remember when I started to write I spent about 2 hours everyday. Then I had to shorten my writing time to 1 hour because I got involved in something else. But writing, no matter what, is always my priority. I know that if you keep writing every day and you will make it your priority soon you will find your system that works for you.
Deal is a deal! Three weeks, twenty minutes every day! No days off!!!