I’ve decided to go back to basics for February as I wanted to make this month really count as far as my writing is concerned.
After a day of work, tied to a computer screen, I don’t always feel inspired to switch on the laptop when I get home, so I’ve decided to get out my notebook and start filling up the pages instead.
Now, I’m a big lover of buying notebooks and as the pile of freshly printed paper is building, it’s about time I started to use them and I’m finding that the whole pen to paper way of letting my words out is a hugely satisfying process.
I’ve set myself a challenge throughout February to write a minimum of 500 words each day. That might not sound a lot, but after a long period of editing rather than writing I am pleased that every day I am now producing something new.
I know it’s probably quicker to write direct to the screen as I am a fast typist, but I’m just glad that already this month I have written two new stories and am onto my third.
Obviously it will take time to type up the first drafts and edit them but I’m feeling really inspired. And the good thing is that I can pick up my notebook whenever I have a few spare minutes and just carry on for however long I have. I’ve even managed to complete some of my word count on the bus to work.
Now I just have to keep generating the ideas so that I can carry on writing for the rest of the month.