Gleanings: Let the Force of Habit be with the Writer

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. ~ Jane Yolen

Today’s schedule has gone awry. Totally. Annoyingly. I’m thrown into confusion. With so much to do today, so many obligations jumping up and down and shouting, I find myself at my computer, writing. Yes, that I’m fleeing confusion brings me here to the keyboard–but then I see. I am drawn to the keyboard and my writing by the strong, invincible force of habit. My Lord, I have succeeded in building my writing muscle, and it is demanding to work.

The writing habit is everything. Habit is a force that surpasses willpower. And anyone can build this powerful force. Just write everyday, as much as possible at the same time. Keep your habit, and it will keep you.

God bless, dear hearts,


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