Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Achieve a Writing Solstice

Today is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  The sun is at its furthest point north of the equator.  This is the day high achievers love the most -- the earliest sunrise and the latest sunset.  Writers don't need the position of the sun to write more chapters or be more productive.  A writing solstice comes from within -- it's the desire to be a little bit better today than you were yesterday.

Here are some ideas to help you achieve your own writing solstice:
  1. Stay away from time wasters.  Too much time on Facebook or watching TV will cut into your writing time.
  2. Rest.  A ten minute break every two hours will keep you fresh.
  3. The sun is at it highest point only once a year.  You can be at your own peak every day.  Focus on doing the little things better.  Every minute you save each day will add to your productivity.
  4. Stretch yourself.  Learn to get comfortable outside your comfort zone.  This is the place where you are the most creative.
  5. Don't settle.  You have it within you to write masterpieces.  Write them.  Show the world what a great composer you are.
Are you ready to achieve your own personal writing solstice today?  Here's a suggestion.  Why not write a guest blog today for the Cyber-bistro and email it to me for tomorrow's cyber-guest Friday? If I receive more than one, I will put the extra stories in the rotation for the following weeks.  Don't write the guest post as a substitute for your own writing -- do this in addition to your own regular writing routine.  Remember, the only way to achieve a writing solstice is to make this day your best writing day ever.  Please email your guest post today along with a photo and short bio.  I will publish your guest post on a first come, first served basis.  Past contributors are also welcome.  Don't forget to share your comments about how you maximize your daily writing time.

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