Of course, you don't need to be a novelist to do this. Try it for your work-related writing first. A hat tip to Joe Bonner for unearthing this bit of inspiration for the blog, once again.
Don’t give up everything for your art. Just turn off the damn television for a bit (or put down that XBox controller, or stop staring unblinking at your RSS feed or whatever), and get yourself used to writing a bit every day. You’ll be surprised at how effective it turns out to be, and you’ll still have a job and loved ones at the end of it.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Writer John Scalzi's blog offers up some simple logic about what it takes to get your writing done: Just an hour. And he suggests you start with cutting out an hour of TV (or whatever else is easy and gets in the way.) He estimates that a five-day-a-week hour can net you as much as 130,000 extra words a year. Best of all, the concept here is not to sacrifice what's important to get your writing done: