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My Daily Writing Routine

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Building a daily writing routine is one of the best things a new author can do. Getting the words down on the page daily is a cornerstone habit of any successful writer.

The problem is finding the time, environment and inspiration to write daily can seem like an insurmountable obstacle.

Today I’m taking a closer look at my current daily writing routine. Hopefully you’ll see some similarities with your own routine and together we can strengthen this vital piece of our author business.

My Current Daily Writing Routine

For the past few years I’ve written daily on and off. I get motivated some months and commit to 1,000 words/day. Other months I’m more realistic and shoot for 250 words/day.

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How to Write Everyday

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One of the hardest things I’ve found as I’ve started my self-publishing journey is finding the time to write everyday.

Actually that isn’t true. I’ve found it hard to write well everyday.

I have enough writing prompts in Evernote alone that I’ll run out of ideas sometime in 2025.

The problem though is just getting down to the writing everyday on a consistent basis.

I think about how I want to call myself a writer and I can. I don’t need anyone’s permission. What I do need to do though is write. That kind of helps the whole calling yourself a writer mean something.

So here are the four things I’m focusing on to write everyday. I hope they help you overcome any hurdles as you start to build your author platform.

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What if You Wrote Everyday for a Year?

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A sweet daily writing setup

I just listened to the podcast The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins and Andy Traub. The episode is called The Hidden Benefits to Writing Daily and Blogging Consistently. The funny thing is the episode was very powerful and as I listened to it I started thinking, yep, this is what I have to do. Writing everyday could be the secret I’ve been searching for.

Then I get home and I read an article. I do some more work on my two new websites – getting them setup on Google Search Console – and other easy tasks that make me feel like I’m working. I read some more articles.

Now it is almost midnight and the little voice comes a calling. Maybe it is Resistance, maybe it’s me being tired and knowing that even though tomorrow is Friday I have all the little things to do once again. Maybe it would be easier to just get on Twitter and feel like I’m doing something when deep down inside I know I’m not.

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