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Preparing yourself to write

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You have been taking the time to figure out what you want to write and you want to make sure you are ready to get some work done. How can you prepare yourself to do so?

 

You will need to determine what you need in order to feel comfortable getting into that mindset. Different projects may require different things, so take the time to figure out what helps you get ready to focus and put some words on paper. This may take some time at first, so be sure to take note of your habits and what’s going on around you when you feel ready.

 

You will also need to look at the rest of your schedule to try and determine what you set aside for time to write and when this will be. It may not always be the ideal time that you have available to you, but any writing is better than no writing. This means that you will need to take advantage of the time you do have, and getting into the right mindset can help immensely with this.

 

Talk to your family about your goals so everyone knows how important this is to you. Ask for help when needed to keep the house quiet or find someone to help you with other responsibilities for a time so you can sit down and concentrate. Make sure you have everything you need before sitting down to write so you don’t need to get up and gather supplies or tend to other things when you finally get in the writing groove.

 

It’s also important to be flexible when you need to be. There may be times that unexpected things come up and you may need to tend to them. Write when you can, where you can, and be prepared to jot down ideas at a moment’s notice. Be as prepared as you can be to set time aside, but don’t feel like you absolutely must stick to your schedule at all times.

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