In October I implemented a new writing routine. Each of my writing days were composed of the following 6 tasks:
- A) Reading either published English fiction or non-fiction on writing
- B) Analysis of a fictional work that touched me and trying to get behind how it triggers my emotions (5 chapters)
- C) The self-learning writing exercise that I previously alluded to (100 words)
- D) Doing a summary of all the knowledge I’ve gathered on writing’s craft (1 page)
- E) Doing a writing exercise where I took the female protagonist of my WIP and dumped her into a bunch of romance stories (100 words)
- F) My WIP (1 page)
To be honest, I was and probably still am struggling with my WIP and the 1 page initially took a bit of stretching the definition. And as it turned out, I had to quickly adapt my plans since I was told to change back to working FT until November some time. So I had to change the new writing routine yet again. Essentially, I kept tasks C, E, F as fixtures (although I cut down the minimum I need to write from 1 page to half a page) and rotated between tasks A, B and D (which I also cut down to half a page) on different days of the week.
And it’s been an interesting side effect but apparently I need at least a one-day break for my WIP but I could easily do tasks A-E 7 days a week.
The other major change is that instead of a 6 day week, I’m down to a 5 day writing week on the WIP. But arguably, I’m now on a full writing week schedule considering all of the six tasks.
Anyway, that’s it in terms of the new writing routine. And the blogging holidays seemed to have worked its magic. I feel once again energised to write for this blog again. I wish everyone the same luck in re-energising whatever needs re-energising in your lives.