I think of my keyboard as my lover. When I write, I create my own reality. I can be the villain. I can be the hero, or the eccentric lover.
I write every single day, but, sometimes, I write short paragraphs about nothing – and I feel that I haven’t accomplished anything. When that happens, I just sit back, relax, and tell myself that it takes a lot of practice to become a good writer.
I believe that we should focus on three things when it comes to becoming a better writer:
Schedule your writing
Sometimes I write at night, other times, I write very early in the morning. It all depends. But, I always schedule the times I write. This way I can tell my family that I need quiet time, and I can turn off my phone. When I schedule my writing, I am always in the right mood for writing when I start.
Keep everything you need on your desk
I don’t have much time to write, there’s so much other things going on all the time. But, that’s how I like it. When I write, I always keep everything I need right there next to me. For instance, I know that I need something to drink sooner or later. So, I always have a large bottle of water next to me. I enjoy listening to music while I write (but not always), so I have Spotify and my playlists ready when I start to write.
I do my best to focus on every single details when I write, this way, my story will get more personal. I stay positive and I listen to the sounds close by, I watch my surroundings. I practice gratitude. I start writing by having a clear comprehension of what I am about to do, and why I am doing it. I am not writing because I have to. I am not writing because this is how I am earning money. I keep writing, even though the cat is peeing on the kitchen table.