Today’s writing prompt will help you envision the best writing routine for yourself so that you become a better and more efficient writer. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: The Best Writing Routine
Today, imagine the writing routine you want each day, then write about it. Write about it as if you’re going through the motions of the routine in real-time, right now. Doing this will help you envision and fine-tune the writing routine that is best suited for you and your lifestyle. And if you already have a writing routine, writing about it intentionally this way will help you further solidify what’s working for you, as well as help you work out any kinks in your current writing routine that are holding you up or not working.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
My Writing Routine, by K.E. Creighton
Before I do anything in the morning, I go downstairs and brew a cup of coffee. While the coffee is brewing, I skim the news headlines and other notifications that popped up on my phone overnight to make sure there was nothing urgent that came through.
Then I go into my office next to the kitchen and turn on my computer that’s sitting on a standing desk. Each day, I like to make it a point to stand for at least one hour after waking up before I sit again, regardless of how tired I may be. It helps wake me up and focus. I’m not really a morning person, but the mornings usually offer me the best pockets of uninterrupted time to write, so I have learned how to make it work. My eyes are barely open half the time, but the second the computer screen lights up, and the coffee starts to kick in, I perk up a bit.
I already have what I’m going to write each morning sorted out no later than the night before the morning I’m going to write it. This way I’m ready to jump in and start writing whatever’s on the agenda to write for the day immediately. I don’t ever have to waste time thinking about what I’m going to write when I’m ready to write.
Sometimes the first paragraph or two I write first thing in the morning isn’t that great. But the process of writing itself wakes up my brain and before I know it an hour has already passed.
Then, after an hour or so of writing first thing in the morning, I get dressed and eat breakfast, then continue writing what’s on the agenda to write for the day. It’s common that I write at least 500 words by eight o’clock most mornings. And that I have all my writing for the day done by lunchtime. Then, after lunchtime, I read and do chores or run errands, or spend time with my dogs, friends, or family if it’s a weekend.
I repeat this writing routine every single day. Some days I work outside of my home office at the library or a coffee shop, after I get dressed and eat breakfast. And some days I only write before breakfast. Either way, however, I make it a priority to write at least 500 words every single morning before I eat breakfast.
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Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
Completing this writing prompt will help you solidify your writing routine. Having a solid writing routine will keep you writing no matter what, every single day, which is what will make you a writer. Remember the words of the author, Jodi Picoult, “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”