Pinned to my notice board is this quote by Melissa Hart of butt2chair.wordpress.com which I try hard to imbibe:
A few of my favorite habits:
- Carry a small notebook and pen whenever possible.
- Write a little everyday.
- Read a little everyday.
- Take several sensory breaks a day – no matter what you are doing, ask yourself what you smell, taste, hear, touch and see in one minute.
- Really listen to and look at people and animals. Note inflection, body language, facial expression, accents etc. This is all potential research.
- Query an article, review etc. and get yourself a deadline.
I manage to do all but query. I fear approaching a publication with an article will spill the beans about my incapacity to write. And I continue to fear after all the writing classes I have taken and the daily writing that I practice.