On to my third Habit: Daily Blogging.
This is something I sort of decided on a whim at the end of last year to do. I’ve had this site for a while, but never really did anything with it. I’ve tried blogging unsucessfully in the past, I have three abandoned personal blogs sitting out there on the internet archives, plus a group one that collects digital dust.
but I wanted to change that this year, so, on or around December 31st of last year, I decided “I’m gonna blog ever day this year.”
And thus my fate was sealed.
I haven’t missed a day, but I have put out the occasional post at 10 pm instead of my normal 9am. I give myself leeway for that though. I make no money from this, I get hardly any traffic to the blog, and even the traffic I do get (I love all five of you!) doesn’t really translate into any sales.
I do it because I like it. It’s a nice thing to do at the end of the day, and it turns out that it’s one of those things that many to most successful people do on a daily basis. Writing down your thoughts at the end of the day helps you to remain introspective, which allows you to see where you’ve come from and where you’re going.
I also have kind of turned 2017 into the year of “getting serious” for my writing. This is opposed to the getting serious of 2016, or 2015 the year prior, or ever the three years before that.
I’ve failed most years (even though I’ve technically written about a book a year since I start writing 6 years ago) I’ve only published the one (A Moonlit Task, on-sale now at your friendly neighborhood Amazon.com!) But since I’ve started, I’ve published four other short stories, and I’m working on finishing up the Korrigan series later this year or early next year. I’ve already written my standard 1 book for the year and I’ll have two more under my belt in another 100 days. I’m killing it this year.
AND I’ve blogged every day! That’s a shitload of content. 64,000 words, btw. I just looked it up. That’s another full-length novel that I’ve written while lying in bed, for 15 minutes a night.
Let that sink in.