How on earth do authors do it. I find it so hard to just write about something interesting frequently enough; And eloquently enough to be able to proudly put a little authors tag on the page. I guess this is a well known problem, hence the phrase writer’s block. So what do people try to do against it?
I recently read an inspiring memoir by Haruki Murakami, titled ‘What I talk about when I talk about running’ . Of course, as you’d expect, but really, how some of the same psychological forces are at play in other parts of his life. Most notably, discipline. Haruki knows that in order to run marathons, he must run a certain training distance every month; Thats OK. He claims to approach writing in the same way: To be disciplined, and to write, no matter what, between 9 and 2 every day. Thats it.
Well, of course, thats not it, but the point is there. I think I’m going to do the same. So from now, expect a 15 minute effort per day in writing something, about something interesting. If you’ve got topics, then please. Although, it could be something else; I have another blog project coming up (very exciting!) and that could steal me a little. See? there goes the discipline.
OK, 15 minutes. Every day. 1 month. Deal.