Days 4 & 5: Writing Appetite

While I haven’t exactly maintained momentum to blog every day (but close–give me some credit!), I have kept my turtle pace going on my projects.

Slow and steady.

Slow and steady.

Now I do know that slow and steady does not “win” NaNoWriMo, but it does create appetite. It is kind of the opposite of and kind of the same as a sugar fast. Five days committed to no sugar, if you have a sweet tooth like I do, you will be cranky and frustrated. Five days committed to writing, on the other hand, might just leave you a little happier and a little less frustrated in all aspects of life. I am slowing building “a taste” for writing regularly again and finding ways to keep it in my day.

5 days straight marker from nanowrimo.org.

The day time writing was nice, but it stretched my brain in a different way. It was much harder to turn of the work part of my brain and turn on the creative. I get why so many people do morning pages. Writing when your brain is less cluttered makes sense. But my mornings are still limited by Toddler Baby. On the occasions I am able to both 1) get sleep during the night and 2) wake up before the little rooster, I soak in that time with the Lord. That orients my day for the better more than anything else. I’m hopefully that as Toddler Baby is sleeping longer, I’ll have time to do both one day, but that day is not here yet. So I’m still playing musical chairs with writing time, and I’m okay with that.

Does more writing feed a taste for more writing in your life?

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