A couple of songs popped up in my Rhapsody play list the last few days, and I noticed a trend. What played was Madonna’s Get Into The Groove, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Let’s Grove Tonight. It got me thinking about the crazy summer, and my writing – or lack thereof. Summers in Montana are woefully short. It’s not really warm till mid-June and by mid-August often the leaves are beginning to turn. See what I mean? So we like to make the most of the warmth and sunshine while we can.

This is not overly conducive to sitting at my computer, however, when the gorgeous outdoors beckons. And while it is perfectly logical, my distance from those magic words that I string together day by day to make a story still call to me and I get antsy and unsettled because I am not writing. So what’s a poor author to do?

Recently, Rowan Lark, author of A Love Neverending and one of the authors on the new Nightlight blog, published a wonderful idea, and one I am planning to dive into once our family camping trip is done. She proposed the idea of 100 words a day for 100 days. It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. The key here is consistency and habit. And the daily word count is easily achieved, so that you can be successful. It’s just what I need to get back in the habit and for P.M. to get her groove back. Pure genius.

3 thoughts on “Get Into The Groove

  1. What a perfect goal for getting back in that groove. Happy writing!

  2. d00d. I'm all verklempt and stuff. I wish I could take credit for the 100-100. I can't, honestly, remember the first person I saw mention it, but it was such a brilliant, simple solution to how hard it is to just…get my butt in the chair. Often, those 100 words turn into a lot more (thank goodness) And I just FINALLY finished 7 days in a row after two false starts. I can't tell you how motivating it is to make me get today's words in. I don't want to start at 0days again. ever. 🙂

    I'm SO SO SO glad that it's a help to someone other than myself.

    And if you need some cheering-along…you know where to find me (*cof*twitter*cof*) 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing the idea, Peach. Definitely something I could do to start with. I'm never sure how it gets to be basically Thursday and I haven't written anything, but it happens much more often than it should.

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