Welcome to Tuesday Tips - a weekly blog post for busy writers!
Here is a Tuesday Tip to improve your writing.
We've talked about ways to minimize distractions and combat writer's block, so today let's look at some ways to stay on task when you have several hours blocked out for writing. Hopefully, you can find some uninterrupted hours to devote to your writing.
Plan ahead - I recently participated in a day of writing where the organizers suggested preparing needful items the night before. Such things as project notes so you don't have to spend time hunting for them when you should be writing, snacks and drinks because you're sure to get hungry, and a comfortable space to help avoid physical fatigue are key to productivity.
Minimize Distractions - Let others know you'll be working and you'll be available - LATER! You can put a message on social media, "I'm Writing! I'll catch you when I've finished." Then turn off your phone. Read this blog post if you need more ideas.
Take Scheduled Breaks - That's right, sometimes the best way to keep going is to stop for a moment. Plan a brisk walk or short yoga routine to avoid sleepiness, and as previously mentioned, physical fatigue.
Relocate - This is a mental trick. If I'm having difficulty staying with a writing project, it might be that I should be finished - "I've been at this project for so long." Moving to a new writing desk, a different room, even switching projects can trick my brain into forgetting how long I've been on task. It's like a fresh start.
These tricks have helped me. Do you have any tips that help you stay on writing track? Feel free to share them.
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