One of the coolest things I have done over the past couple of months is to take my writing and my art much more seriously and look at my frequency of putting pen to paper. It was much needed.
I could find myself sitting around and waiting for the motivation to write just dawn on me. Just waiting to become inspired so I can start writing. But it doesn’t happen that much.
So I decided to change the game. I decided to leave motivation out and simply write for the sake of writing. Giving myself permission to write for the sake of it and not just because of the thought that it would turn into a book someday which was my initial goal when I started writing.
In that process, I stumbled across a 99u book: “Manage Your Day-to-Day” and in there, there is a short article by Gretchen Rubin about how frequency fosters creativity and productivity.
It just makes so much sense to me that instead of focusing on writing because you’re motivated, you should write to maintain the frequency of your writing. Which needs to be as high as possible.
Same same but different right? Made a world of difference to me. Hope it makes a world of difference for you too.