Hello! Addison here to share some of my routine and hopefully encourage you! Please don’t forget to share your writing routine in the comments section. I’d love to hear!
First, I have to eat one Oreo each day or the entire universe will unravel. It's my ongoing, although carbohydrate laden, fiduciary contribution to mankind.
But honestly, and all kidding aside, sometimes that feels like the some total of my existence and I think I can do more than just the whole Oreo thing.
Simply put, I want to further my writing endeavors. Here are some of my daily/ weekly goals.
1. Create daily goals and stick to them. My goals are usually write 5K a day or edit 5 chapters.
2. Spend at least an hour on marketing endeavors if not more.
3. Outline potential new books at least once a week.
4. Take time for family, nature, listening to muse-ic whenever possible.
It’s hard to keep yourself on the bandwagon of word counts, edits, crazy marketing schemes, SO, hold on, don’t let go, it might be a bumpy ride but it’s better than not moving at all. And when the trek looks pretty darn unappetizing go ahead and grab yourself an Oreo. It might hold more than the universe together, it might be the glue that holds your sanity together as well.
What’s your vice when the going gets tough? What's your writing routine like?
Addison Moore is a graduate from the University of Southern California and the mom of four wonderful children. She spent over seven years working as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. Her Celestra Series was recently picked up for film by 20th Century Fox. When she's not writing she's reading.
EPHEMERAL (The Countenance) and TOXIC (Celestra 7) Coming this summer!