Finally back in the blogosphere with writing routines to get serious with.

After a very long silence, bar a couple of re-blogs, I have decided to focus on my blog again.

When I started this blog I meant to update it at least weekly and at first I did just that. But as a new blogger, and a fairly new writer, what I didn’t do was establish a writing routine. A routine, I am realising more and more is vital if I am going to get anywhere at all with this writing business. Something that I have realised, as I read other blogs, Writing Magazines and send stuff off out into the world, is going to take a serious amount of time.

So…Here we go – My New Writing Routine and Other Assorted Rules:

  1. I will write every morning when I am not at work and every evening when I am.
  2. I will write for at least 2 hours a day when I’m not at work and at least 1 hour a day when I am.
  3. I will get into the routine of working on different projects.
  4. I will leave at least two days between finishing small writing projects and redrafting and at least one month for larger projects such as a novel.
  5. I will update my blog at least once a week, sometimes twice.

My writing routine will look like this:

  • Once to twice a week work on blog.
  • Two to four times a week work on Writers’ Bureau Writing Course.
  • Once a week send a letter or article to a magazine or newspaper
  • Twice a week work on a short story.
  • Routine to change when back to novel.

Right that will do for now.

On a very positive I do take writing seriously note, I have finished the first draft of a novel and I have re-drafted it briefly once. It is a romance and I really enjoyed writing it. As I mentioned before, I started it to enter a Mills and Boon competition. It didn’t get shortlisted but I am so glad that I did it. I now have my first complete novel. That in itself feels like a huge achievement. I am aware that it is very rough and needs a lot more work but there it is in black and white on my laptop, saved in Dropbox in case of any terrible laptop crashing, memory wiping eventuality.

If I can do that once then I can do it again and again until I get it just right.

So now I feel that I need an image to sum up how I’m feeling with my newly established writing routine in black and white and up and running.

idealimageofwritingA little bit like this, maybe.

But quite a lot like this…

writing

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