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The best kind of habit

Is the one that saves you, and right now, that habit is my writing.

It’s been a long time since I have sat down day after day and clocked in my word goal. Even though I am a huge advocate for making a daily habit of writing, reforming that habit can be so very difficult. I think I am finally there. Which is actually kind of amazing.

These last few weeks have been really hard on our wee family, we’re all a little emotional, and a little fragile. Some of you will know whats happening, and others won’t (it’s not something I’m going to blog about! Sorry!), but on the days when I feel like I’m in quicksand up to my chin, Sun-Touched has been the rope around my waist, the thing keeping me from slipping further. Sitting down and losing myself in my novel is the best kind of escape I can have right now – even better is the fact that I can expel some of my raging emotions into my characters.

So, progress is good. Super good! Pushing through that last block was vital to my current pace, as was hashing out some kind of outline (though a few points have switched places since then). And since the 19th of Feb, when I hit 30,000 words, I have added over 8,000 to the novel. Considering my daily goal is only 500 words, that’s pretty impressive πŸ˜‰

Writing is one of the best things I can do for myself, and I’m so pleased to be back in the habit of it. The release it gives me, the portal to another world that it opens, saves me from the crushing thoughts in my head on a regular basis.

I’m sorry for not blogging more regularly, or having more interesting things to say – but at least you know I’m pouring my words into my novel! Hope life is treating you kindly, and that the words are flowing for your story as well.

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5 thoughts on “The best kind of habit”

  1. You don’t have to obsessively blog. It’s not like anyone would unfriend you for not blogging everyday. Well, mostly anyone. What’s important is your life, your family, and your writing. Your writing is where you shine, never mind how often you “check in” to appease other people according to their strict standards.

    1. lol, thanks! I used to be an almost every day blogger though, so it’s odd for me to get to almost a week and go ‘oh, I haven’t posted lately…’

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I think everyone has to find it somewhere, I’m just glad I have my happy place πŸ™‚ How is your novel coming along?

      1. Oh thanks for asking πŸ™‚
        Slowly, and steadily. At least it’s progress, and good progress, even if it is always slower than I want…yours is progressing well, by what I’m reading here!

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