In the previous column with New Spirit Journal, I shared about finding your story, creating an environment to support your writing life, and the importance of getting organized. Once you land on a good story and get to writing it, there are things that can interfere with your progress (work, kids, doubt, emotions, for example). But, despite the obstacles, there are several ways to keep your momentum going and stay in the flow. Here are a few:
Make a Scene
The idea of writing a whole book can feel overwhelming. But tackling the project a little bit at a time – such as writing stand-alone scenes – keeps you in the groove, the flow. Scenes can be written in short spurts of time, like after putting the kids to bed or before going to work. And stand-alone scenes are a great place to practice things like dialogue, character development and creating a story arc; skills that will help you write that full manuscript.
Thanks for reading.
Wishing you a day of focus, discipline and satisfaction by staying in the flow…..