|What do other writers do to make it work?|
I bury myself in my study and obsess over other writers' routines. Yes, I think, that will work for me! Then I look at "inspiring quotes by writers" online. Some of them seem so smart, so assured, so certain of what works.
|How to do it? Just start.|
But if the ritual becomes stale I'm in trouble. I stare out the window thinking how dark the sky, how sodden the rainy ground, how easy it is to forget about writing and fold laundry just because it's Monday. Then I need to change things up, even in small ways. I need to walk a new trail, paint a wall, write a poem today instead of a plot diagram.
|Stepping back to step forward|