At the beginning of the year, I decided to write a haiku a day. This would ensure that I write something EVERY DAY. It’s also a great warm up exercise to get creativity flowing. I did fall by the wayside on one or two occasions but did quite well overall. Whenever I missed out, then I’d write 2 or 3 to make up for the missed day(s). You know that common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (or 30 days or some other magic number)? So I’ve passed the 30-day mark.
Now I’m working on transferring the habit to my longer project.
For those who have followed my flash fiction, you’ll know that, for me, 5 sentences is the magic formula. I need to work out a programme where I write 5 sentences a day, on the longer project.
I’ll conclude with this quote:”I want to assure you with all earnestness, that no writing is a waste of time, – no creative work where the feelings, the imagination, the intelligence must work. With every sentence you write, you have learned something. It has done you good. It has stretched your understanding.” Brenda Ueland
It makes me feel good about my haiku-a-day… and I’m thinking that 5 sentences a day will be more than enough…