When I start working on a new project, there are some routines that I absolutely must follow, one of which is going for aimless walks. It does wonders for my creativity and my characters thank me for it, because it means I don’t kill them off.
My definition of a successful writer: those who work on their craft consistently, and never give up on their writing dream, even as the rejection pile threatens to overload their inbox. They’re successful, because they don’t give up.
I think every writer should have their own writing routine. That said, a few, carefully-nurtured habits can transform your writing and make you a more productive writer.
Why did I spend so long thinking I had to cultivate the same writing habits as my literary greats? It’s no secret that from 12pm, my brain goes into lockdown, and from 3.30pm, it stops functioning altogether.