I wrote this post in 10 minutes. No joke.
These days, writing is the most effortless it has ever been for me. I can crank out a thousand words in less than half an hour without breaking a sweat.
But it didn’t always used to be this way. It didn’t always use to be so easy.
Don’t write a lot. Just write often.
You need to write every day. Spending five hours once a week on a working project isn’t nearly as valuable as spending one hour per day for five days straight.
The difference between good writers and bad writers has little to do with skill or practice.
It has to do with perseverance.
Bad writers quit. Good writers keep going.
This morning, I’m running the Music City Half Marathon on Nashville. It’s the longest distance I’ve ever run in my life. I couldn’t have done it without training for it ahead of time. Here are some lessons about writing and life that I learned from the experience.
Creatives tend to get bogged down by endless brainstorms, perfectionist tendencies, and seemingly lazy work habits. If you want to get things done without compromising your creativity, you need to be intentional. You need a process. And it needs to work for you.