Writing Tip #64

Wiping the slate clean. Traditionally, the first day of a new year is the time to start making good on all those New Year’s resolutions, to embark on good habits, end the bad ones, and become a better person (healthier, more productive) than you were the year before. But the truth is you really can start anew anytime. You didn’t reach your word count today? Try again tomorrow. You forgot to write for an hour today as you intended? Try again tomorrow. Or, hey, go for it now. Sunrise, sunset, beginning of a new year, the end of an old one… Whenever you are is as good a time as any. Unlike that saying “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” you always have a second chance to begin again.

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2 thoughts on “Writing Tip #64

  1. It’s good to be reminded of this, Dina. I usually write the first thing in the morning, and if I have an early appointment or something and don’t get to write then, I feel the opportunity is gone.

    I have to remind myself that I can still take even a half hour later in the day to get something down on paper (or, as the case may be, on the screen).

    Thanks for this thoughtful post.

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