February 03, 2009
Online Writing Experiment Week Two Update
It's been another week and
I'm happy to say that I've continued the online writing experiment.
After getting off to a good start, two pages in three days, I've
recently been slacking in writing productivity. On both Saturday and
Monday, I was only able to write the bare minimum of ten minutes. Both
days I was thoroughly convinced that I was going to have to miss a day.
But each time I somehow mustered up the will power to quickly get my
ten minutes of writing in so I could clear my conscious.
Still, on those two days I was unable to do my writing at the trigger
time that I set, which is right after breakfast. Both of these days
involved problems in my schedule which made me unable to write, even
for just ten minutes.
Here are the articles that were completed...
Customized Pictures Of Myself
Online Writing Experiment Week One Update
Why Reading Fiction Is A Good Thing
The customized pictures page has very little content on it. But I
considered the gathering of pictures and placing them in my HTML editor
to be a form of "writing".
Developing a writing habit is hard! I have the greatest respect for
bloggers out there that continue to churn out page after page on a
I know I can get to the point where writing consistently is second
nature, but for now it's very much a struggle.
I still have the voice inside me telling me to watch television instead
of write. And as much as I would like to say I am getting better at
getting started, it's certainly not the case. I'm still getting my ten
minutes a day of writing in, but days like Saturday and Monday I barely
One area that I do believe I've seen improvement from day one is that
when I finally do start writing, I have much less distracting thoughts
as I'm actually writing. I'm much better at focusing in on the writing
itself and getting as much of the article done as possible.
That area I do see an improvement. Which is comforting to know.
I realize that the more days I consistently write, the better I am
going to get. That's just the way it is, with anything that you do in
life. I'm hoping that within a couple of months of consistent writing
that I can crank out a full page without any conscious thought of
anything else but the article itself.
For My Final Week
I'd like to finish the final week by making sure that I continue
writing right after my trigger of eating breakfast. This is something
that will possibly change after the 21 day experiment is up, but for
now, the routine is to write after breakfast, and I hope that I can
I am considering for my next experiment to do a complete
morning routine. To incorporate jogging, a shower, breakfast, and some
I'm hoping to build a routine that is consistent and easily repeatable
for a very long time.
I know that if I can have a perfect
routine every day, the little action steps I take
will add up to a lot over the next year alone.
I'm excited by the possibilities that this writing experiment and my
upcoming morning routine experiment are going to have. I encourage you
to consider developing a really good morning routine which has some
form of exercise and something that involves working toward a major
goal that you have.
I'll get into the details of that later, once I've actually done it!
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