How Flossing Every Day Made Me a Better Writer

Bear with me for a second.

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I’ve lost count of how many times a dentist has scolded me for not flossing enough. I hit my early 20s and one day just decided I didn’t like being nagged about neglecting a habit that might take five minutes at the very most to do.

I started flossing daily, actually. And it’s weirdly made me a better writer.

You’re going to have to bear with me for a few paragraphs. Flossing your teeth and writing don’t have ANYTHING in common … unless you like making strange connections between mundane activities and the writing process, as I do.

Taking care of your teeth is a process. It doesn’t take up much time in your day, overall, but if you don’t do it, there are consequences. Writing is the same way. It takes up a very specific part of your day. If you don’t do it, your progress is going to suffer gradually over time.

The reason so many people struggle with the writing process – sitting down and writing something; taking an idea and creating something from it; sticking with it; finishing it – is because it’s a process all based on habit. Because writing can be considered a creative activity, many don’t consider the fact that if you want to accomplish anything as a writer – whether for fun or for work – you have to put in the effort to form the habits that will make success happen for you.

Back to flossing. You’re supposed to floss every day – at least that’s what I’ve been told my whole life, even though it’s effectiveness is being questioned. Still, it’s one of those daily habits that won’t HURT you, even if it doesn’t necessarily do you much good. Awhile ago I started flossing every day. I do not enjoy flossing. But I made sure to start doing it daily, so that it became a habit. And that’s when I made the connection.

Do you enjoy writing every single time you sit down to do it? Probably not. I sure don’t. I have a handful of articles to write this weekend, and I’m not looking forward to it. But a long time ago I decided to make writing a daily habit. Why? Because even when I don’t want to do it – even when I feel distracted, even when I’m not in a writing “mood” – I sit down and I do it anyway. It’s habitual. It’s easier now, because it’s almost automatic.

If you really struggle with writing consistently, consider forming a daily writing habit. Writing every day isn’t necessary – there are plenty of successful writers who don’t, and they’re doing fine. But it won’t necessarily hurt you, if you don’t make the mistake of overworking yourself. It makes those “I don’t feel like writing” days a lot easier to get through. You wake up, and you know at some point that day, you’re going to write something. A journal entry, or a blog post, or a few passages of an unfinished novel. There’s no wondering, “Am I going to write today?” It’s already planned. You already know the answer.

It’s just a suggestion. There’s really no “right” or “wrong” way here. I’m willing to bet you’ll try anything, though, if it might help you write more consistently and travel closer to success.


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a freelance writer and an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner with work published in Teen Ink, Success Story, Lifehack and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.

Word Count, Page Count or Minute Count? How to Track Your Progress and Get More Writing Done

Is there a right or wrong, worse or better way to track writing progress?

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How do we train ourselves to be more productive, as writers? Writing productivity, unfortunately, mostly ends up being about quantity when quality is really the ultimate end measurement. We have to have a body of material to work with before we can focus on quality, though, so in many ways this order makes sense. If you actually manage to get a ton of writing done in a reasonable time span, that is.

So how can you keep track of your progress? By word count? Page count? Minute count? Is one way better or worse than the other? Is one right and the others aren’t? Let’s look at the options.

Word count and the 500-word hurdle

A lot of writers use word count as a way to track their progress. It’s the foundation of my 30,000 Words in 30 Days challenge, which you can join today if you’re subscribed to my newsletter. It’s why WriMos (writing months) are so popular among aspiring novelists and screenwriters. Giving yourself a number to look at, psychologically, just does the trick for some people.

In my experience, 500 words seems to have proven to be the magic number. No matter how much kicking and screaming it took to get myself to sit down and start writing, no matter how much I would rather be doing something else, something other than sitting in front of my computer and forcing myself to write words, the moment I hit 500, I’m good. I fall into an immediate flow state, after which I could potentially write a few thousand words in that same sitting and not look away from my work once.

You’ve probably noticed the word count widget over on the right sidebar. It helps me keep track of my novella progress each month. If it weren’t for that, I would be even more behind than I already am. It’s a direct count of how much content, word by word, you have managed to produce. Setting a daily goal to work toward, big or small, has the potential to change everything.

Counting pages? It Depends on what you’re writing

When I first started writing regularly, I was really into counting pages. This was back when I was still writing in notebooks and re-typing everything into a Word document later (some people still do – nothing wrong with that). It helped me know if I was generally on track writing a book, because I knew in general how many pages books in my preferred genre tended to be in.

There isn’t much difference between page count and word count, except that it really depends on what you’re writing. I still keep an eye on page count when I’m writing fiction, as a backup number to keep in my head. I use word count for everything else though, especially when I’m writing articles, because clients both assign and pay you by word count, most of the time.

I would recommend pairing page count with one of the other methods here, since margins, font sizes, etc. kind of make it harder to know whether or not you’re writing as much as you want to be every day. But again, it depends on what you’re working on and your personal preferences.

Tracking writing time, or losing track of time

The advantage of using time as a measurement of progress and activity is that it’s easier to fit into a busy schedule. While you aren’t always sure how long writing 500 words will actually take, you know that, in general, writing for 90 minutes in the afternoon means you are hopefully going to be writing for 90 minutes. However much you get done in that time is less important, which means you might focus a little bit more on the quality of the writing you produce than you do the quantity.

As a part-time student, part-time writer and full-time over-committer, I have to be careful with using time as a tool for keeping track of writing progress and holding myself accountable for writing consistently. Even if I only have an hour to write, and I convince myself to actually spend that hour writing, one of two things will happen: I will either procrastinate, and only use part of that hour, or I will get so sucked into writing that I will continue writing even after the designated hour is up.

If you’re pretty good at making your own schedule with designated time slots for every activity throughout your day, going by time will probably work just fine for you. Even if you only have 30 minutes to write, that’s still better than nothing. If you need to start with something more quantitative to keep you on track, though, maybe save this method for more free writing or planning out what you are going to write about tomorrow.

How do you keep track of your writing progress? What kinds of writing goals do you set daily, weekly or monthly? Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter if you want a free copy of my 30,000 Words in 30 Days writing challenge. :)


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a freelance writer and an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner with work published in Teen Ink, Success Story, Lifehack and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.

The Easiest Way to Reset Your Focus and Write More

Your environment is everything.

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Whether you know it or not, your writing environment has more influence over your productivity than you might think.

If you’re stuck, you might need to make a change. And fast.

I work on deadlines. My routine got a little shaken up yesterday morning, so I didn’t get to my work until far too late in the day. By that point, I was already starting to wind down. My Netflix tab was speaking to me. But I just needed to focus, just for one more hour, before I closed everything out for the day.

I tried everything. I walked around, I drank coffee (not recommended at 7pm). Nothing worked. It was getting later. I still had writing to do, and I couldn’t wait any longer.

So I did the last thing I could think of to try and hit the reset button.

I moved my desk.

Not far – my bedroom/office is only so many square feet. Everything is a mess right now and it might not stay this way for very long. But the moment my perspective changed – literally – so did my focus.

I was finally able to focus on what needed to get done. Did I expect it to work that way? Not really; honestly, I was mostly just procrastinating. I figured it would at least give me 10 minutes or so of not staring at a screen while I took everything off my desk top and dragged the entire thing across the floor. The results were better than I expected.

This might not work every time you need a quick reset. You’re not going to move your desk or switch out your chair each time you sit down to write something (though, I suppose, you technically could). But sometimes, you’re desperate. And you need a quick fix. A temporary fix, even.

When you need to refocus, make an easy, quick change to your environment. Get up from one table at your local coffee shop and move to another. Move from the front porch to the back. Switch from your laptop to your desktop or from your desktop to your tablet. For some, this might be distracting and counter-productive. But for others, it might be just the right thing to click the brain back into hyper-focus mode for another hour or so.

Try it. Just … don’t almost break your foot in the process. OK? OK.

Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a freelance writer and an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner with work published in Teen Ink, Success Story, Lifehack and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.

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Am I Making Progress On My 2016 Writing Goals? UPDATE!

So how am I doing? I wanted to share an update.

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Back in December, I shared my 2016 writing goals with you. This was before I started freelance writing, which means I set my personal expectations way higher than I would have if I would have waited just one more month to set my goals. It’s been a rough ride, but somehow almost six months later I’m still writing on average about 20,000 words a week. (This might not seem like much to you professionals out there, but as someone who hasn’t been doing this all that long in comparison, it’s pretty cool to me.)

So how am I doing? I wanted to share an update with you as we approach the one year anniversary of me spontaneously deciding I was going to post on this blog daily. No, I haven’t missed a day yet. No, I don’t plan on it. Yes, I am tired. And yes, it has been worth every second.

Goal #1: Finish writing my 2015 NaNoWriMo novel

Since setting this goal back in December, I have probably written about 8,000 words total. I have not been putting very much time into meeting this goal, but that is going to change soon. I have given myself a deadline of July 31. Since I probably have about 20,000 more words to write, I need to get going. I only have a first draft deadline right now, which is fine. One step at a time.

Want the premise of the story? A girl walks into a bookstore, finds a new release dedicated to her father. The book is written by someone she does not know. Her father is deceased.

Goal #2: Write and send out query letters

Nope. Honestly, I haven’t even touched this one. I would love to send out queries for the novel I’m still trying to finish. But we will have to see how much time I can give myself for editing and revisions, etc. I have never sent out queries before so this will either happen very late at the end of this year or we will have to push it back to 2017.

Goal #3: Finish grad school

I have about two and a half courses left. I made it through some of the toughest ones since setting this goal and the class that I am in right now is taking a lot out of me. However, it is my last “tough” class. The final two courses I have to take are writing classes, so … as you can probably guess, I’m not so worried about those. I will finish classes in October, which will free up so, so much time in my schedule. I won’t actually get my diploma until February, but that’s fine. I started the program at a weird time in the year. I can deal.

Goal #4: Write some novellas for a [no longer secret] project

So far, I have written and published five of the twelve novellas as part of The Novella Concept. I have sold exactly one copy out of all of them – YES!!!!!!!! (Haha, milestones.) I will begin writing the sixth story this week. I have not put as much effort into marketing the whole thing/cover design as I should be, but there is only so much I can do on my own. I  am raising money for charity – if I raise only $3 the whole year, that is still more than zero. This has been a fun experience so far. If you want, you can check out what’s out on Amazon. No matter what happens from this point forward, I still consider this a success thus far.

So far, this year has challenged me more than I have ever been challenged before, writing-wise. I have ghostwritten my first book (technically), published my first writing, written an ebook (get it here), written 300+ articles for clients and have not had a total breakdown (yet). Most importantly, I am having fun. I am slowly finding more and more things that I truly enjoy.

And I have all of you, with more joining the community every day. Thank you for always supporting me. You keep me writing even on days I don’t want to. That means the world.

I can’t wait to share my progress with you again in December, with periodic updates here and there on the blog. I will continue to post daily. As always, if you need any writing advice at all, I’m here to help you out in any way I can. Now get back to writing!

Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a freelance writer and an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner with work published in Teen Ink, Success Story, Lifehack and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter.

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How to Stop Making Excuses for Not Writing

You can tackle your excuses to the ground and tell them to back off, but on the outside, they don’t always tell the whole story.

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You haven’t written anything for awhile. Not anything good, at least. That’s not a good feeling. You WANT to write. But every time you think about it, something stops you.

Rather, YOU stop you. You use an excuse to stay away from your latest writing project, for whatever reason. It might be justifiable, and it might be ever so slightly exaggerated. No matter: you aren’t writing, and you want to be. So here’s how to stop making excuses, so you can get back to writing.

Audit your excuses

We make excuses every day. Every single one of us. We make them so often that we start to become desensitized to them. “I’m tired” becomes our response to almost everything, so much so that we might not even really be all that tired when the words tumble out of our mouths. Start paying attention to the excuses you make when you put off or completely neglect your writing time. Write them down if you have to. After a few days, or a week, however long you think you can stick with it, lay all those excuses out in front of you. Really look at them.

Figure out the most prominent reasons why you aren’t writing. Are you feeling low on energy? Too overwhelmed because of time crunches? Have you (seemingly) lost interest in what you’re writing? Once you’ve pinpointed those, the next step is to create counter-arguments for yourself.

Come up with antidotes

Every excuse you make should come with an opposing thought or action. You’re tired. So, so tired. All you want to do is watch Netflix when you get home. Yet your writing project is sitting there, silently begging you to pay attention to it, even for 15 short minutes. How do you transform “I’m tired” into “I’m tired, but I’m going to keep writing?”

It’s simple, really: you just have to start. Because starting is the hardest part, especially when you’re tired. Here’s what you can do: before you leave in the morning, open whatever program houses your work. Open that document and just let it sit there, waiting. When you get home, and log back onto your computer, boom. There it is. Already open and ready for you to go. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll actually write anything, but it’s there. It’s one less barrier you have to climb over. Just type out a few words. A few sentences. A few paragraphs. You might get sucked in, and realize … you’re not really as tired as you thought. :)

Acknowledge the underlying issues

You can tackle your excuses to the ground and tell them to back off and stay away, but on the outside, they don’t always tell the whole story. Issuing a restraining order against your excuses doesn’t erase the fact that something is keeping you from getting your work done. On the outside, you might be tired. You might feel like you don’t have enough time. You might feel bored. But is that all?

It doesn’t have to be something serious. Maybe you just need to take some guilt-free time off, and there’s nothing wrong with that, either. Maybe you need to put up some site blocks on your browser for awhile, to keep you focused. Maybe you need to put your current project aside for a little while so you can put some energy into a different project. It’s not abandonment: it’s making different use of the energy you didn’t think you had. If it means enough to you, you’ll find your way back to it later.

So what’s your excuse? What’s keeping you staring at a blank page? And what are you going to do about it today?

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Why I’m Decluttering My Life (and Writing About It)

I feel less anxious. I’m not constantly checking my phone.

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I’m on my third cup of coffee already this morning. I just finished up one round of writing assignments and have to switch over to finishing my homework before starting work for a different client. Normally my alarm goes off at 4:55 am and I sleep until about 6:00, but today I just WOKE UP.

Mornings like this don’t come around that often anymore. In college I used to wake up at 2:30 in the morning (it’s okay, judge) and had most of my to-do list done before the gym opened at six. Working from home is a lot different than I thought it would be. Without anyplace to “go,” it’s really tempting to put off doing work and mess around.

I didn’t realize until very recently that the problem isn’t me. I have bad habits, like anyone else, but they would be a lot easier to break if I didn’t have so much stuff. I’ve been writing a lot for a client about productivity and efficiency. The second I finished an article about decluttering, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to stop myself from simplifying. (You learn a lot of weird things about yourself and your interests when you write outside your comfort zone, nudge nudge).

So this weekend I finished listening to all my unplayed podcast downloads. I deleted a bunch of apps off my phone and immediately felt less stressed. I set up email forwarding so that I only have two personal email accounts to check instead of four. I’ve almost convinced myself to delete my YouTube app, which I downloaded last year for my commute into the city and am still way too distracted by it.

I’ve gotten so much writing done the past few days. At least, more than I have been in the past month on a daily basis in comparison. I feel less anxious. I’m not constantly checking my phone. It’s a lot easier to force myself into a flow state and then get a lot of great work done. I thought maybe this would stop with my technology, but now I think I want to go even further. Pretty much everything I own is in the space I work and sleep in. There is SO MUCH STUFF. It’s distracting me. I want to be able to write with fewer distractions without completely relocating my workspace.

So I’m going to join the frenzy and try this whole decluttering thing. I’m going to write about it, too, because I’ve already learned a lot and I can’t not share those lessons. I’ll be documenting my journey on Medium and probably on my YouTube channel as a way to keep myself motivated. I’m so excited. Just getting rid of one thing feels so freeing.

Follow me here if you’re interested in more updates on how this process goes. It’s going to give me so much more energy to create better content for you and on other channels and I’m so, so excited. Otherwise, everything on this blog will stay the same at least for the next few months – then some good and awesome changes are coming. It’s going to be so great. I can’t wait for you to see what I have planned.

Love&hugs, Meg<3

Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a freelance writer and an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner with work published in Teen Ink, Success Story, Lifehack and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter.

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3 Ways to Come Up with Better Ideas and Write More

If you’re someone who wants to broaden your intellectual horizons but you don’t have time to read a lot or money to take extra classes, TED Talks are perfect.

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Do you ever feel like you’re running out of ideas? A lot of times you might have a list of ideas you haven’t worked on yet, but we aren’t always motivated to work on specific projects, yet we still want to work on SOMETHING. You can find ways to generate new ideas by doing many different things. Here are a few examples.

Read blogs, essays and nonfiction books

You can gather a lot of ideas and inspiration from reading fiction, but you can learn just as much by reading blogs, essays and nonfiction books. Does that sound a little boring to you? You might not be reading the right things. You don’t have to read about anything you aren’t interested in to learn. There are blogs and essays and books out there on every subject. Read what you like and let it inspire you to write about what really interests you, too.

Reading nonfiction may not be entertaining in the same way fiction is, but it’s a great way to learn and to exercise your brain. There are other options out there, though, if reading isn’t your thing, or you don’t have time to sit down and read a ton every day (but you can work on changing this, if you want).

Listen to TED talks

The whole reason TED Talks exist is to give people the opportunity to speak about their expertise and experiences – and to give listeners opportunities to learn and be inspired by a wide range of ideas and opinions. It’s sort of like reading a bunch of short essays, except there isn’t any reading involved.

If you’re someone who wants to broaden your intellectual horizons but you don’t have time to read a lot or money to take extra classes, TED Talks are perfect. You can watch or listen to them for free, choose any topic you want or a random set, and gather your own new ideas and opinions on your own time. Many of the posts on this site in the past few months have been inspired by TED Talks.

Spend time with people you don’t know

Have you ever disagreed with a friend, but didn’t really actually try to understand their explanation of their opinion because you didn’t want to ‘argue’ with a friend? Having insightful conversations with family and friends can be valuable, but to get the most out of conversations that challenge our opinions and beliefs, it’s also helpful to discuss issues with people we don’t know so well.

Spending time with strangers, or at least people we don’t consider close friends, can change the way we view specific topics. You’re much more likely to challenge someone else, or allow yourself to be challenged, when you’re not so focused on pleasing someone you care about on a more personal level.

Not all of these suggestions will work for everyone, but hopefully they will give you some ideas (heh) of new ways to stimulate your brain and get you thinking more deeply while writing.

Do you have any more suggestions for how to stimulate deeper thinking and better writing? Feel free to leave them in a comment!

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Can You Write 10,000 Words a Day?

Just write. It may not be simple, but it is possible.

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How much can one person write in a day? That really depends on a number of factors: what they are writing, what other obligations they might have, how much in-depth research is involved, etc. Can you write 10,000 words a day without completely losing your mind? Can you do it?

The short version is, yes, you probably can. Here is, at the very least, what might help you plow your way through a lot of writing in a short amount of time.

Prioritizing isn’t just a buzzword

When we say you have to make writing a priority, we’re not just feeding search engines here. Sure, it sounds simple. Just prioritize. It’s not simple, obviously, because as a writer you are busy and there are distractions and you might be having a bit of a creativity block and you don’t always intentionally put writing at the top of your to-do list. But you have to make that a habit. You at least have to try.

There are points when, if you want to write a lot in a short amount of time, you just have to put it first whether it’s convenient or not. It’s not even about finding time, but making time. You will not have time to catch up on your favorite show and write 10,000 words in a day, especially if you have other responsibilities on top of writing, like school or another job. That’s just something you have to be willing to accept. That show will be online on the network’s website tomorrow. You can wait.

Writing is really just typing out one word at a time

For some reason, we have this idea in our head that there is a right or wrong number of words an article or story or book has to have, and we have to do what we’re told if we want to get paid for the work we do. That’s just how it goes. You take what you can get and you run with it. This can be overwhelming, knowing you have x amount of words to write before you can hit submit. But you can get through it.

It gets easier the longer you sit there working. You stop counting eventually. You stop worrying so much about how many more words you have to go. You get caught up in the narrative and worry much more about whether you are actually getting your point across, which is something worth fretting over. It’s just a number. You can achieve that number without sacrificing the quality of your prose.

You are capable of much more than you think you are

The more time you spend writing, the less tempting it is to give in to distractions. That’s what you would think, logically, would happen, right? It doesn’t always happen that way. It’s hard to start, then you get on a roll, then you take a break and it’s hard to start again. Distractions don’t go away easily and our brains get tired. It is a constant game of write, stop, write more, being afraid to stop because you’re not sure if you will be able to start again, and so on.

You will probably whisper “I can’t do this” a hundred times (though that’s something we can all work on, positive affirmations, anyone?). You will get up, walk around, consider just giving in, but honestly, you will feel so much more fulfilled and happy if you just keep going. It’s not fun now, you wish you could be doing something else, but that something else will be there when you’re done. You are the only one stopping yourself from doing it. Just write. It may not be simple, but it is possible.

What’s the most you have ever written in one day? How did you feel when it was over? How much do you write now, in comparison?

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How I Worked My Way Up to Publishing a Daily Blog Post

There is a method to my madness.

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I am an extremely (obsessively) organized person.

I am completely dependent on my planner. I have two separate versions of a calendar, which I update constantly. I keep track of every single article, essay and blog post I write every week. I count words. I set and achieve goals because, honestly, I’m a little bit addicted.

I do not, however, use any of these methods when posting to this blog.

Aside from making sure blogging remains part of my (obsessive) list of daily tasks, there is no planning. There is not always as much strategy between posts as their should be.

And that is how I have managed to blog every day of the week, every single week, since June 2015.

Hold on. Let me explain.

It turns out too much structure is a bad thing

When you start doing the same thing every single day, or try to do the same task the same way every single time you do it, you lock yourself into a routine you hate but can’t get out of. At least that’s what happened when I started trying to over-structure the way I managed my blog.

A little spontaneity is good for your mental health, and when you’re feeling mentally good, it’s a lot easier to sit down and write a ton of words other people are going to read, analyze and probably criticize.

It took me almost seven years to get here

This month I’ve hit two major blogging milestones: 1,000 blog posts and seven total years of blogging. (Keep in mind that this blog has gone through many transformations over the years, which is why the numbers are so high even though Novelty Revisions isn’t quite a year old yet).

I used to have a really hard time blogging even once a month. But once I started Novelty Revisions, established my niche, found my voice, started learning what I liked to write about and what others enjoyed reading, I fell into a rhythm. It took years to figure this out. So if you can’t blog as often as you want to right away – be patient. It takes time. (I know that’s not what you want to hear, but I’m here to write the truth, not spew fluff just to get you to like me more).

I am constantly stopping in the middle of other tasks to jot down ideas

When I get an idea for a blog post, it goes right into WordPress as a draft. I may never write it, I may change the title, I might sit down and write the whole thing right then or leave it sitting there for weeks (okay … sometimes months). But I don’t wait. I don’t second-guess myself.

Saving ideas for later comes in handy when you have some extra time but don’t know what to write about. It gives you an outlet for your brain rush when you want, need to write something but are having a hard time coming up with a new idea (which, oddly, does happen).

Here’s how you can do it too:

  • Make sure it’s something that will actually benefit you and your readers. It’s a lot of work, and a little silly to do it if it isn’t necessary.
  • Make sure you really want to do it. Because if you don’t, you won’t last long. You will burn yourself out, and it’s very hard to recover from that.
  • Keep a running list of blog post ideas in your drafts folder. When you sit down to write, choose one that’s really resonating with you at the moment.
  • Write when you’re feeling great to get a few days ahead. If there’s ever a day you can’t write, this will give you a safe buffer.
  • Post strategically when you can. Dedicate a specific day of the week to a specific type of post so your readers know what to expect.
  • Don’t forget to have fun. If you’re not enjoying what you’re writing, your audience won’t enjoy reading it.

Posting daily has its downsides from an audience perspective too. Some readers don’t want to look at posts from the same blog on a daily basis. Some feel it’s too repetitive or their feeds are being flooded with too many posts. I’m not sure how many of my Facebook friends and followers have un-followed me because of my daily article shares, but it’s probably a lot.

Honestly? Don’t worry about them. Those who want to read will come, and those who don’t – you don’t want them around anyway. Party poopers.

You do you. If it’s something you want to challenge yourself to do, I SUPPORT YOU! Comment with a link to your blog and I’ll stop by for a visit. I mean it. I’m interested in reading your words. I owe you that.

Love&hugs, Meg<3

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Meg is the managing editor at College Lifestyles magazine, a guest contributor with Lifehack and a guest blogger for Food & Nutrition Magazine. She is an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner and has also written for Teen Ink and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter.