Today's episode is just me. No guest. For most of my writing career, I was the worst kind of writer. The kind who said he wanted to be a writer, but didn't actually do all that much writing. Two things made that change. One was doing the Odd Jobs blog, which certainly got me writing a hell of a lot more. But even then, I still couldn't get myself to truly write every single day, a habit which I always felt was a key part of really becoming an author. That all changed a couple years ago, when I discovered some things that really made a difference in my life, and helped me get to the place where I am today: writing seven days a week, and putting 20 hours a week into my craft, all while working a full-time job and trying to have a social life. Today's episode is about how I did it. Because I know there are a lot of writers out there struggling with this exact same problem. Who want to be putting in the time, but just can't seem to get themselves to actually do it.
Warning: There is a lot of overlap between this episode and my article How I Finally Got Myself to Eat Healthy, Work Out and Lose 25 Pounds in Just 365 Days, because both deal with the difficulty of establishing consistent habits. However, there is some stuff in this podcast that is specific to writing, and if this is a problem you struggle with, I think it's worth a listen.
Back with more of our traditional interview-style shows next month.