I’m back from vacation and I’m ready to kick some major butt – my own! It’s time for some discipline in the Hall writing regime and I’ve taken up the challenge.
First, I have learned that if I let myself check email, Twitter or Facebook BEFORE I write, I’m dead in the water. So, I implemented my new writing rule today: No Social Media or email until I’ve written at least one page. Simple enough rule, but my habits kicked this morning and I almost slipped up. I caught myself in time and wrote a blog post before I hit the internet.
Actually, it felt very good to get a start at writing this morning – first thing. I had accomplished one goal right out of the gate. Also, it’s a nice way to wake up and I believe my mind is more open and ideas flow more easily before the world has had a chance to grab my attention.
So, I’m sticking to it. Tonight, I’m outlining (not really, jotting notes is more like it) some chapters I plan to attack at dawn (in the interest of full disclosure, my dawn is probably much later in the morning than your dawn). I’m still re-reading The War of Art, a life-saver if ever there was one, and the author’s urging towards discipline is my current inspiration – one step at a time.
PS - the picture above has no relevance to anything. It is simply me showing off a beautiful shot I got while on vacation!