I just finished a very good ebook that was on my wishlist & became free.
The Prolific Writer: A minimalists guide to prolific writing by Ethan Miller.
Unlike other books on writing, this one is concise & to the point -- and not full of "filler" that clouds the issue. It is immediately accessible and a quick read.
I MUST CHOOSE TO WRITE! There is a saying, attributed to award winning author Jane Yolen: B.I.C. (BUTT IN CHAIR!!
Anyway that is the main idea. I know I have a problem with procrastination. I also feel I need to have the "perfect atmosphere" or writing area. I'd love to be able to have a glass of wine, incense, candles, my cats, good music low in background, & good paper & pen. I know I am silly, but I also like to have a seashell to remind me of my beloved Florida.
But this ebook came up with the very good idea to make my notebook my personal space.
Since I do like to write in composition books, this is a great idea. I have a composition book for spur-of-the-moment writing (blogposts, short stories, poems, songs) & one for each of the 2 novels I am working on.
The past few days I have been doing pretty good at writing. I've actually been getting things done. I also like the idea of timed writing, and will try that.
The next thing I want to try is to take my notebook & move around to write in different places. For me, the key to prolific writing would be able to write anywhere under any condition.
I have found that I am a pretty fast & focused writer once I actually get started.
BUTT IN CHAIR!
Can I get a holla?