Today I did a little venturing and shopping in Cincinnati and let me tell you it was a very good experience for me. It allowed me to remember some of my dirty little writing secrets, and also supplied me with a new idea for a story! Not that I will be pursuing that at the time since I am desperately trying to finish my current WIP. But, that’s not the point. Today I figured I’d share with you my top three dirty writing secrets and cheats. You can thank Cincinnati.
1.Go somewhere. I know what you’re thinking. Uh thanks Alex but this is all over the internet and I don’t do this because at the moment I have no cha-ching to be moving! This is where I stop you. I realized today after getting my sparkly new idea that you don’t have to go gallivanting around the globe to change the scenery and “go somewhere”. Try driving twenty minutes to the nearest city or just driving around the back country roads. I mean I know the Sunday drive is so twentieth century but it’s great for mind clearing. Don’t have a car? Take butt out of chair and go walking around the neighborhood. You’ll be surprised how much a little fresh air will spark up the muse.
2.Go to the Dollar store. Don’t look at me like that. You know what I am talking about here. The dollar store! It is a writer’s best friend! How? Simple, think about it. For one there are a plethora of cheap candy snacks for rewards. Second the CD’s. Yes I’m talking about the cheapy instrumental CD’s. You know the ones with names like Celtic Spirit, and Soothing Piano are great for writing sound tracks. I know we all love our lyric filled meaning derived songs for playlist, but when it gets hard to focus sometime you just need some instrumental. The best part is that you get a whole CD for just a dollar! I know that these look cheesy, I admit the covers a usually cringe worthy, but pick one up sometime you will be surprised.
3.Set goals. Okay, if any of you read my post on New Years Resolution you probably know that I am a big “Goals” “Take charge of your own destiny” type person. SO for me setting a writing goal Is super important and helps keep me focused I have two goals write at least 250 words a day ( you will notice my badge on the side bar! You can get your own goal and badge HERE) and finish my Manuscript this year. Long term and short term. Having small term goals allows you to feel like you did something everyday while long term help you get that race horse tunnel vision and focus.
I’d love to here what your writing secrets are and what your goal is for this year. So, leave those in the comments please: D. Keep on Writing
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