The best thing for writing is to do it. Yes, that is what I have found out this year.
I joined The Gypsy Mama with my blog A Better Way, for a five minute post each Friday. That means every Friday I have five minutes to write on a challenge word. It is fascinating. I set a timer and I write. Not only does it inspire me it keeps me from procrastination. And it keeps me from the need for perfection.
A few weeks ago I pushed myself further in my writing. Now I write a recall of a Sunday sermon on Mondays. I have always been one to take notes in church and somehow this seemed to be the right thing to do. So far - so good.
For almost two years, I have written every Friday at Under the Cover of Prayer. Sometimes that becomes a challenge but somehow by God's strength, wisdom and inspiration I manage to get the post up.
And of course there is my once a month Inscribe posting, which I need to remember as well.
So if you are not writing - my advice to you is
JUST DO IT!The more we do and practice a craft, the better we get. I remember reading a book called Outliers. One chapter dealt with the statistics of how many hours it takes to become an expert. It turned out to be ten thousand hours. I have a ways to go.
If you are not writing a lot and want to get better - then write.
Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She also writes at A Better Way. Jan is working on a couple children’s books in which she is also the watercolour illustrator. To connect - email Jan.