Wooing the Muse – Daily Quote

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Perfecting my writing ritual is a daily focus. I find the answer to getting my work done is not waiting for inspiration to arrive. Honestly, when does your muse call on you and say it is time to work on drafting a report or updating a spreadsheet?  I stack my odds for success. Each evening, I develop an agenda for the next morning. I detail the items to accomplish and I arrange my working space. Sitting at my computer, I don’t waste precious minutes searching for the right project, I only need to type.

The specific session goals have an order. I fill the number one spot with the hardest item. The first task changes daily. It may be something I have been pushing, leaving it to linger at the bottom of the list, or it might be important. Completing my assignment can be easy, or a huge challenge, but I write for my allotted hours, or until I achieve my goal. Finishing is the key, perfection is not. The difficult days are becoming fewer. Reaching my target is becoming less grueling, and I am creating more words in the assigned time. I have been a little under the weather lately, but I still show up and write. My muse is counting on me.

What step are you taking to make sure your writing sessions are successful?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

11 thoughts on “Wooing the Muse – Daily Quote

  1. I think I need a specific agenda. I have a pile of to-do notes, but I see now that this is not the same thing. Faced with such a long list, I usually pretend to be too busy to look at it, but an agenda sounds important. Hopefully, too important for me to ignore!

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