It is just as important for writers to focus on how to end their writing session as how they begin it. This is because when a writer leaves her writing for the day, she must leave their writing in such a way that they will be inspired to write the next day.
Also, if you feel good about what you accomplished, you are more likely to be motivated to come back to your writing the next day with a lot of pep and zeal.
Further, how you end your writing session will help you to switch gears and have an inspiring time after our writing session. The great feeling we have at the end of our writing session can carry over into other parts of your life.
Here are a few things to consider in order to create an inspiring end time with your writing.
1. Set a clear end time and stop when you planned you would. This is important because you don’t want to overdo it. If you do overdo it, you may not want to write the next day because you will feel burned out.
2. Learn to appreciate yourself and what you did during your writing session. Find at least one thing that you can celebrate about your writing session. Sometimes, something as simple as finishing the word count that you planned to complete is enough to celebrate.
3. Try not to write for hours until you have to go to bed. Many times the writing that you did will keep you awake, and your to-do list for the next day may also cause a lot of sleeplessness because you will be rehearsing it over and over again. If you are too tired the next day, you probably won’t have a good writing session.
4. Clean up your writing space before you leave for the day. This will help you to feel much more organized when you come to write the next morning. A clean, decluttered desk is much more inviting than a cluttered one that has dust and old food on it.
5. Set your writing intentions for the next day before you end your writing for the day. That way, you will know what to work on when you get back to work the next day. This will help you not to waste time, and it will take the guesswork out of your schedule writing time.
6. Schedule your next writing session. Decide when you will write the next day. Look over your appointments and other obligations, and decide when you will sit down to write. By doing this, you again will take out the guess work out of when you will sit down to write. You will know when to write.
7. Be grateful for the time that you had to write. Most of us always want more time to write. However, if we are grateful of what we had in terms of time to write, we will be more likely to create more time in the future.
By taking these steps, you will be much more conscious of how you end your writing sessions and you will be very successful indeed.
Until next time!
Irene S. Roth