Friday, December 26, 2008

The Century Club

Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with love and warmth from family and friends. I know I did.

One thing that people have trouble with after the holidays is getting motivated to get back to writing again. Somehow, those 5-10 pages of writing you did before the holidays seems like a million! Too often writers will avoid having to do their daily pages because it seems like too high a mountain to climb. The problem is that by avoiding your writing, NOTHING is getting done.

To get back into writing again, try making a pledge to join what is known as the Century Club. Instead of writing 1000-2500 words, try writing just 100 words. Tell yourself that every day you have to write at least 100 words. Writing 100 words is easy. It's a paragraph or two. It can be written in a matter of minutes so you can't use the excuse that you don't have time to write. Everyone has a few minutes to spare.

Once you start writing those 100 words, you'll find you're getting into your story and that 100 words will really end up being much more. The good thing about joining the Century Club to get yourself motivated to write is that on those days that you really feel stuck, you're only obligated to write those 100 words. Once you've fulfilled that, you're done for the day. The great thing about the Century Club is that if you are one of those writers who is in avoidance mode, you know that at the end of the week you'll have at least 4-5 pages of writing done, whereas avoiding writing will give you no pages at all! Get motivated and get writing by joining the Century Club!

Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello

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