Tuesday, 12 October 2021

The Easy Way to Write More

Wouldn't it be great if you could write more than you do now? What if you could sit down and find that you're far more productive and write more articles, book chapters, and stories in one sitting than you ever could before?

Is that even possible?

You bet it is, and it doesn't even have anything to do with writing faster.

If you want to write more, you need to want to do it.

Does that sound too simplistic? Well, it isn't.

You see, if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that if you don't want to do something then you either won't do it, or you'll do it badly, or slowly. It's something all we humans inherently do. You'll know what I mean if you've ever watched a sulky teenager doing a household chore that they don't want to do. See the hilarious short video below: "How to avoid washing a car by Kevin the teenager - BBC"

It doesn't matter what it is, if we don't feel excited, motivated or we simply have no interest in doing something, we just won't do it.

And if 2020 taught us anything, it's that working from home is harder than going out to work because there's no boss, no set hours and far too many distractions. Being at home doesn't provide the motivation to sit down and start writing.

But the truth is that you can't wait for motivation before you start. Motivation won't show up for work until you do. I know, because I battle with this problem every day. 

The only way to defeat it is to have more bum in chair time and shut off all distractions. I have a computer that I use exclusively for writing so that I don't have all the usual online distractions to deal with. I have nothing on it but my writing files, and when I have to go online, I switch to my other computer and transfer my files on a flash drive.

You can't find motivation but it can find you.

And it always finds you when you're already working.

Want more help getting started?

Download my Monthly Challenge Writing Series and work your way through them all.

They'll get you started quickly.

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