WIP Wednesday - getting in a groove

How long does it take to form a habit?  In my case, I'd have to say about 3 weeks.  I am now (drumroll please)  writing every single day.  The morning pages have helped tremendously in stopping me from getting on the computer during breakfast, then getting caught up the internet.  I'm also getting up a little bit earlier so on Monday and Thursday I have time to write before getting ready for work. Once breakfast is done, I work on my current WIP and it may only be half an hour a day and writing one to two pages, but it is progress.  The story is suspense with a bit of romance thrown in but hadn't been able to figure out the romance part. How to get my two main characters to really 'see' each other.  Found the solution, wrote the Aha moment and now the interest is there, so now have something to work with.

Between Better Writing Habits and The morning pages, it has also freed me up from having to create every single blog post from scratch sitting at the computer.  I now have several  notebooks dedicated to one subject: morning pages, blog, writing notes and Red Thief.  I'm finding it helps me use my time more judiciously on the internet, however there are still those days that I just have to veg.  And you know how sometimes you eat one too many of the same type of candy and after that you can't even look at them.  Discovered having one veg day on the computer, leads to the same effect. 

Happy to say I accomplished my goal of getting completely caught up with book reviews.  I decided to review the books I read for the A-Z challenge besides any books read for book tours.   

My goal for now - continue to work on Red Thief until it's done.  

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  1. Wow! You are doing fantastic! Those morning pages are really working for you. Way to go!

  2. I am so envious of your routine. I haven't gotten there yet but tbh, reading about everyone else batting down and getting on with it is very encouraging to me.

    I think I'm going to try the morning pages, I kept thinking I wouldn't have time but I think it would be useful to me right now, particularly when I'm working mostly on editing.

  3. Sounds like you've found a routine that works for you. I'm intrigued by the concept of morning pages, might be something I'd like to try.

  4. Congratulations on getting in a good writing habit! You rock!

  5. I'm so glad that you're caught up on your reviews and that you've finally got that routine down!!!

  6. @Judith - Surprisingly, they are and getting my brain geared for writing each morning.

    @c.farrell - It's taken me a while to find that routine. Thanks.

    @tanja - it's working and I think I'll read her book now to find out more which hopefully will help me get even more out of the morning pages.

    @Laura - Gee shucks ma'am. Thanks!

    @staci - I'm a work in progress myself. lol!


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