What is your heart calling you to write? Are you writing a novel or a biography? An autobiography or a memoir? A romance or an erotically charged drama?
Is it a comedy sketch? A play? Or a film script? Is it a technical journal? Content for an E-book? Or a series of reports for a new Start-up company?
Are you hatching an inspiring self-development book to help the world to heal? Or is it a series of posts for your blog?
Whatever it is, you need to spend time on it every day. If you want to be fit, you exercise your body. If you want to be a writer, you need to exercise your writing muscles regularly too. The most productive writers make time every day for their writing.
One of my favourite authors is Roald Dahl. He had a great work ethic. I loved hearing that he sat in his garden shed every day, in his favourite, battered, old armchair. He balanced a specially designed writing board on his lap and wrote with an HB pencil on yellow legal pads. He wrote everyday from 10 am to 12 noon and then from 4 pm to 6pm. It was his job and he treated it with respect and dedication.
All of his hard work paid off – in a prolific and successful output – and millions of happy readers. His work includes The Gremlins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Books that still delight readers and which have been made into popular Hollywood movies.
You can boost your writing success just like Roald, if you use a regular retreat for writing, develop great work habits, and exercise your writing muscles every day.