2) Use a wordprocessor… why do I feel this is not unnecessary advice here? It makes everything mutable. It’s better for the ego. And you can play games when all else fails.
3) Write. For more than three years I wrote more than 400 words every day. I mean, every calendar day. If for some reason, in those pre-portable days, I couldn’t get to a keyboard, I wrote hard the previous night and caught up the following day, and if it ever seemed that it was easy to do the average I upped the average. I also did a hell of a lot of editing afterwards but the point was there was something there to edit. I had a more than full-time job as well. I hate to say this, but most of the successful (well, okay… rich) authors I know seem to put ‘application’ around the top of the list of How-to-do-its. Tough but true.” —Terry Pratchett (via writingadvice)
My friend Steven and I planned a whole read-a-thon for this summer, hoping to read 5,000 pages as a play off of (500) Days of Summer.
That got him thinking, and now his plan is to do 5, 50, 500, and 5000 of one thing or another. So, of course, I am copying him. :)
Here are my goals to accomplish by the end of the summer:
- 5 short stories written
- 50 recipes made
- 500 minutes of exercise
- 5,000 pages read
And I’ve already started, technically! Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, I’m sure you know. ;)
Cheers to summer!