Is daily writing a realistic goal?
Some habits are good for us. It’s good to read the Bible and pray every day, to clean our teeth morning and evening, to have breakfast, to be punctual, to go to church, to spend time with our family, to exercise . . . and so the list goes on.
None of these habits are laws, though! And by the grace of God, our walk with Him is not dependent on us religiously sticking to certain disciplines. Phew!
So the thought of writing every day – does that thrill your heart or seem more like a millstone round your neck?
If, at the moment, it’s not for you, absolutely no worries. Don’t do it! Spend your time doing the things that are right for you now. Who knows, it might be for you next year, or when you retire.
But if you do want to make the time to spend a few minutes every day on your writing, I have set up a daily writing exercise (for the month of June to start with, then we’ll see how we go), on our facebook page*. I have put one up this morning, even though it’s still May (just!), to start us all off.
This is not to make you feel guilty! It doesn’t matter if you miss a day or two, or a week, or only do half of the exercises. But if you get into the habit of writing, you never know what might happen . . .
Let me know what you think!
*You do not have to belong to facebook to read the daily posts. Click here to be taken to the Write for a Reason facebook page. You might like to scroll back down the timeline to pick up some writing tips while you’re there!