I’ve been thinking a lot about how fast draft works for me and why sometimes I feel like it doesn’t. I set lofty goals and a lot of times, I don’t always make it. Then I berate myself for not achieving the goals I set.
But what it does do is make me consistent. I have to make the effort to write regularly, and yes, even though I love writing, sometimes, it’s effort to write. Sometimes? I want to blow off writing and sit on the couch in front of the TV, and binge watch DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Consistency and building new habits are why I’ve been blogging more and why I decided to blog about my latest Fast Draft attempt, because it gets me into that pre-writerly mood before I need to sit down and make the words on the book.
I’ve been trying to build a habit over these last couple weeks so that when I do go back to the Sucky Day Job, I can continue to keep up this habit of daily writing. Will I be writing 10,000 words a day?
NOPE. Probably not even close.
And that’s okay. Because 500 w0rds a day will get me closer to finishing a book faster than a binge writing session once a month.
Forward motion is forward motion.