Developing a Daily Writing Habit

Hello all you writers out there.  Want to increase your output?  Then how about trying to write EVERY DAY?  It doesn’t have to be much–a page or two, or a scene or a chapter is all.  You’ll be surprised what this simple act can do for you.

But how do you get into the daily writing habit?  The best tip I know about starting a new habit is to hitch it to another habit you already have.  In the morning, I take a thyroid pill. I have to wait an hour before eating breakfast, so I take that hour and write.  See what I mean?  I’ve connected taking my pill (which is a habit I’ve already established), with writing (the habit I want to develop).

Another thing that helps is to write down how this habit will impact your writing life.  I put that (1) I’ll get more books written, and (2) It will make my readers happy.

Oh, and one more thing.  You can only attempt ONE habit at a time.  You need to concentrate on just that ONE, and conquer it first.  Next month, if you did well, you can add another habit.

So who’s with me?  Come on.  You can do this!  Starting October 1–today–start charting your new course toward writing more.  I’ll tell you how it goes for me at the end of the month.  You do the same with your comments, okay?

In the meanwhile–Happy Reading and Writing to you all,


Writer’s Update

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

Just wanted to bring you up-to-date on what’s happening around here.

1.) I just finished #4 in the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series, Dead Men Don’t Bring Flowers. It’s now available on Amazon.

2.) I’m beginning work on the next Two Old Biddies book, Enmeshed in a Cold Case. There’ll be . . . → Read More: Writer’s Update

Visual Boards to Help You Write Your Novel

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

I’ve been doing something for several of my books that I thought you might find interesting and fun–making Visual Boards. For writers, it sparks imagination. For readers, it’s a fascinating look into the mind of a writer and how they work.

I’m working on a stand-alone novel at the moment. . . . → Read More: Visual Boards to Help You Write Your Novel

3 Things Writers Can Do When They’re “Blocked”

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

Corrections have been made to two of my books. YEA! So onto another topic–Being “Blocked” Here’s what I find works for me, and hopefully it will work for you as well.

1-Journal about how you are feeling–Have you become bored with your story, or is it something else? Are you . . . → Read More: 3 Things Writers Can Do When They’re “Blocked”

Nobody’s Perfect–an Apology to My Readers

Hello Dear Readers and Writers–

I need to apologize for some recent books that got out there with some glaring errors. I have no one to blame but myself, because I do the final line edit on my books.

Both are errors in names. In Bingo, You’re Dead (Senior Delinquent Mini-Mystery #2), the name of . . . → Read More: Nobody’s Perfect–an Apology to My Readers