The Importance of Maintaining a Routine

When building a career as a writer, it is extremely important to maintain a regular routine. Otherwise, it is very easy to get distracted.

In fact, anyone who does any type of work from home knows that there are distractions everywhere. There’s always laundry to do or a room that needs to be cleaned. Sometimes, you may even be tempted to go out and put your work off until later just because you can, but what happens when you do not set a routine?

Later becomes tomorrow, and tomorrow becomes the next day. The next thing you know, a whole week or more has passed and you haven’t gotten any work done. Creating a place and time will assist greatly in being more productive as a writer. Once you have set a time or a word count minimum at the very least, there is a greater tendency to stay focused until that work is complete. Joanna Penn of the Creative Penn states:

I write best in the morning. When I had a day job, I would get up at five and I would write before I went to work. Now, I have a bit more of a lie-in, and I'm at the cafe at 7:00 AM. I write for a few hours, then I have a break

While you don’t have to start as early as seven if you are not a morning person, it is important to set aside time in your day that is exclusively for writing. Writing is a career just like any other, and to make it work for you, you have to treat it as so. As with any career, you get what you put into it. To read the entire article, click here.