Don’t be surprised if on the days you write something, even on a napkin, you rock all your tasks harder. In other words, write a little, sail a lot.
Here’s my writing tip of the day. People who do what they like sail through the things they don’t like as much. It’s easier to get errands done when you’ve spent a little time with your sexy romance novel in the morning and you know you will spend twenty minutes writing erotica at night.
It’s that simple.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, even if what you write is crappy, when you write that day, your life (and therefore the life of each of those around you) flows a little easier. The more we do it, the better it gets. Like The Beatles song says, “It’s Getting Better All The Time.”
They say, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Bullshit. Not always. But do what you love and you will be happier. You’ll be happier doing the dishes, playing air guitar, reading sex scenes, driving in traffic.
So if you’ve always wanted to write, try it. This goes for anything you love. Samuel Butler said, “People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.”
Step 1. Find something you enjoy. Step 2. Do it.
“Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?”
– Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, The A-Team
Today’s writing tip