Do you suffer from a lack of momentum on Monday mornings?
       Many writers actually do. But they all know that they have to get
       to work, and the more successful the writer is, the more she knows
       that she just has to work anyway, whether or not she feels like
       People in many professions feel the same way on Mondays.
       They don’t feel like going into work. But the alarm goes off in the
       morning, summoning the beginning of a new day and a new
       week. And the writer’s life is no different, I am afraid. In fact, in
       many ways, writers have to be even more disciplined with their
       work time.
       In order to be successful, writers have to write consistently. In
       other words, they have to put in the time at their desk writing new
       material, polishing and revising and just simply trying to get some
       projects completed. Unless they do this, they will not be successful
       or have anything to show for their work at the end of the week,
       month or year.
       So, whether or not you feel like writing this morning, get up
       and go to your desk anyway. Take out your planner of activities
       for the day and start doing the first thing on the list, and then the
       second, and then the third. That in itself will build momentum and
       you feel much more confident as a writer.
       ~ Happy writing!
       ~ Irene



  1. Good advice, Irene. I also find it helpful to time myself (with a kitchen timer) do stay concentrated for 33 minutes at a time. Sometimes this keeps me focused for short bursts, after which I stretch, drink tea — and then set the timer again.

    Also…forgive the sports analogy…but NBA great Julius Erving(Dr. J)once said, being a professional means doing the thing that you love even when you don’t feel like it.

    ’nuff said.

    • Hi Douglas!

      How great to hear from you! I’m so glad that you time yourself too. I find that I am very productive that way. I love your quote from Julius Erving. That is great advice! Please visit again!


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