Today I went jogging for the first time since I broke my toe two weeks ago. And let me tell you, it was PAINFUL! It sure didn’t take long for me to get out of shape.
The view is gorgeous from the mountain road that I jog along. If you look at the picture here, which was taken from my apartment, the mountain road I run is to the right of the tall apartments.
So while I was huffing and puffing up the mountain, I was thinking how writing is the same way. Work has been taking over my life the last week and I haven’t spent much time on my revisions. I’m getting out of shape in my writing! Because writing every day keeps my eyes sharp for my silly errors, my creative juices flowing, plus I’m in tune with my characters since I’m spending time with them.
So next week my goal is to spend more time running and writing. If I exercise my muscles and even those ‘writing muscles’, I know I’ll be in better shape and that WIP of mine will be too!
Some things I’m going to do to help me out even if I get busy:
1. Pick one random page from my book and edit only that page.
2. Think of 5 things my main character would like and jot them down in the notebook I carry around.
3. Imagine a funny conversation between two characters in the book. Jot it down.
4. Do a writing prompt: http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/
I’d love to hear how you keep your writing skills sharp even when you’re busy.