Thanks to our host Alex Cavanaugh and this month's co-hosts: Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan!
The optional question of the month is: When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?
Every Saturday there is a 95% chance of writing. That number clouds the horizon drastically during the week due to the day job. Setting a word count goal helps. I try for 500 words per day, then make up the shortage on the weekend.
- I give myself permission to write a bad first draft, otherwise, no words would be written. Good writing comes with editing.
- I don't beat myself up over the word count shortfall because that's a given.
- I remind myself that I'm doing what I can. I'm learning to be kinder to myself.
What's your go-to strategy to keep on writing?