After a time, it won’t be a question anymore. After some time and practice and making it to the desk every morning or day or whenever you find the right, consistent time and place for you, for your writing, it will become a routine.

This is where your body takes over.

Like a worker who wakes at 6:30 every morning, even on days when she doesn’t have to, the body takes over, answers the questions, and has you ready to do the work.

Then it’s a built-in habit. Call this a routine.

And then? You can let go a little and let the flow of the practice take you downstream.

Downstream is toward your best work, the work you are called to do, even if you don’t know it yet. Downstream, with the pull and ease of the current, the way your body wants to flow, you’ll write into something new, something important. Maybe even something you didn’t know was there.

This feeling, the routine, is there for you. Build a habit, show up consistently, and soon your practice has grown: you’re writing more than you thought possible, and different ideas are popping up—not when you’re driving or in the shower or on another task, but at the desk, when it’s time to write.

You’re generating new and exciting material.

You’ve built a routine.

You’ll know it’s a routine when your body calls to you to do it, when it wakes you at the right time to get your writing done. When it pulls you to the desk and your work. When your body has built writing into your day.

This can happen for anyone. It can happen for you.

Slow down and listen. Can you hear it calling now?

If you hear it, go. Write.

About the author : Seth Harwood

Published On: 05/20/2024Categories: The Practice, Writing TipsTags:

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