Writing consistently is key to good writing. It’s like anything else, the more you do it the better you become. Writing is all about putting something on paper every day. It’s the hardest thing for a new writer to do.
Unless you are a full time writer your life is filled with so many distractions. Distractions that keep you away from your writing. You have to commit to the writing process every day. Even if it is just a few sentences, or a page, or two pages. Maybe it’s a number of words per day. The key is to set a goal and commit to it.
No-one can write for you. If you don’t do it, it simply doesn’t get done. You have to be willing to make the sacrifice every day to sit down and put something on paper. When I wrote Murder at Broadcast Park, (#Murder At Broadcast Park), I had to make sure I was writing something every day.
It might be a re-write, it might be editing. It might be a new chapter. When you are writing consistently your writing will become better. It will improve as you continue to do it. No excuses. You need to write every day if you are committed to being a writer.
It’s the hardest thing a writer must do. Write! No-one can do it for you. Every day commit to the process. There will be lots of distractions and you’ll develop your own reasons why you can’t write that day. Work through it. Sit down and write something.
Some writers set goals of a certain amount of words every day. Or maybe a chapter. The goal should be attainable. Don’t set unrealistic goals. This will be tough enough already. I like the word total. Whatever your goal is make it daily and follow through on it.