All right, people. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.
Get up. Get out of your comfy wherever-you-are.
Go sit somewhere else, somewhere that is not as comfortable as where you’re currently sitting. I’ll wait.
You good? Okay.
Do you know what good, established writers do? They can write anywhere.
That’s your mission today. Learn to write anywhere.
If you can only write when you have a hot cup of tea and are in your favorite armchair and all that other stuff, then you need to get out of your comfort zone.
If you suddenly have a burst of inspiration when you’re out at a restaurant, are you seriously going to wait until you get home to write?
Don’t. You need to be able to pick up a pen wherever you go.
I’ll be posting about the essential writer’s toolkit sometime soon, so keep your eyes out for that. It will help you learn how to write when the conditions aren’t perfect.
Routine is good. But it makes you dull in some ways. If you can only write under certain conditions, then you need to learn how to break out of that.
And the only way to do that is to force yourself to write.
Here are some places you should practice writing at/in:
-the least comfortable spot in your home
And anywhere else you can think of!
Don’t worry about the topic–just practice writing where you are. Write about your day, your week, something funny, something sad, your best friend, rocks, music, candy, books–it doesn’t matter. Just write.
Just get your paper and pen or your laptop or whatever it is you write with, and just GO.
Don’t impede yourself from your future as a writer. Sit down. Learn. Write.