Today you are going to write something, anything. Do some flash fiction or a short story if you have time. Free-write if your time is limited. If you lean towards poetry, write a new one, or polish up an older one. Make an outline or character sketch. If you only write for blogs, then write a few for your backlog so you always have something to post when life gets too crazy. Take advantage of lulls to get your writing in.
I know not everyone has the time to write every day. Hopefully you can find time to write at least once a week. Why not Wednesday? If you’re too busy today, try another day of the week. Pick a day that you have the least to do and set aside some time, maybe an hour, and write something. Anything at all. A paragraph written is more than you had before, right? If you make it a weekly thing then it becomes part of your schedule and you will always get some writing in.
If you don’t have a dedicated amount of time, my advice is as you can, make a list of the things you want to write about. If you’re like me, ideas pop up randomly. Write them down, every time. Then you can come back to it later and not have to worry about forgetting.
If you already write every day then maybe Wednesday can be set aside for specific projects. For example, today could be used for flash fiction if you are working on a novel the rest of the week. Perhaps it’s a good day to get out of the house and write somewhere new.
If you would like to use a prompt:
- I only have one prompt today. Write a couple of paragraphs about what you do to get yourself writing when you don’t want to. You know what I mean, when you don’t feel like it, or your sick or life is busy or when you’re not feeling inspired. Feel free to share any tips here, or better yet, make it a blog post and link it. I’d love to see what other writers out there do when in a slump.