Procrastination Can Be A Writer’s Friend

Procrastination? Don’t feel like writing but want to hit your word count?

Writing a novel can be an intimidating task, so why not try something shorter?

For me, when I’m overwhelmed or feel too pressured by word count, I write something else. I like to have my blogs written and pre posted. In my lifestyle, I’m never sure I’ll have internet access on a daily basis, so writing blogs ahead of time reduces the stress for me. You’re probably laughing and thinking what stress can I have living on a boat for the winter, but I take my writing and my blog seriously. Self induced stress, but still stress.

How does writing in smaller increments help with novel writing?

I find by taking on a shorter piece of work, I often get in the flow of writing and can switch over to the novel. Even if I don’t, I’ve been productive and written something.

Does it have to be a blog? Nope. You could write a short story or an entry in your journal.

How do you kickstart your writing?

Thanks for reading . . .


2 thoughts on “Procrastination Can Be A Writer’s Friend

  1. I try to write something every day, even if it’s ‘just’ my morning words. Especially if I find myself in a creative cul-de-sac, more often than not writing words that don’t have to add up to much gets things rolling again. It’s as if by lowering my expectations of what ends up on the screen, I’m giving myself permission to move forward again. 🙂


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