1. Remove the time pressure. What’s the hurry anyway? You don’t have to write a whole novel in one day. Allow yourself to take it easy because even 100 words a day will get you there in the end.
2. Set yourself an alarm and write until it goes off. Start with fifteen minutes, because you can do anything for fifteen minutes, and all those fifteen minutes sessions will soon add up
3. Do it in the morning before you do anything else. (Okay - coffee allowed.) Your brain waves are at their most creative when you first wake so this is the ideal time to tackle a creative project.
|Toby's day improved dramatically after the frog incident.|
6. Take the phone off the hook. Block facebook, twitter and pinterest. Shut your workspace door.
7. Alternatively, write with a friend. You can keep each other on track, reassure each other, and give each other moral support.
8. Form a habit. Do something the same time every day so that it starts to become a habit. When you don’t do it, you’ll miss it.
9. Make a list of everything you need to do, and include writing on that list. Tick off everything you achieve, as you achieve it, and commit to finishing the list every day.
10. Allow yourself to reflect on the great feeling you get when you actually achieve what you set out to.