one week till #1000wordsofsummer 2018 begins
This is your reminder that in one week you'll be writing one thousand words a day, every day, for two weeks straight. Get goddamn excited.
Things you can do to prep:
Buy yourself a new notebook or pen. I've been using a dotted moleskine for the new book, which I've never done before, and I've found it invigorating. Ask a friend to recommend a favorite pen to you. Linger in the stationery store for a while.
Identify the space where you want to write. Is it the corner table at a sunlit cafe absolutely nowhere near your neighborhood? Is it a hidden room on the second floor of your local public library? Decide what kind of environment is going to work best for you, and picture yourself going there and working.
Read an amazing book in the next week. I'm talking about one that you aspire to write. Frankly, nothing drives me more than seeing someone else be better than I am at what I do.
Figure out what you want to write. Are you starting a new project? Are you finishing up that novel that's been lingering on your desktop for a year? Do you just want to write letters to friends and family members every day to tell them about your life/thoughts/feelings? Don't just show up the first day and expect the magic to flow. Get your head in the game beforehand. Live with it for a week. Starting now.
I'll be sending out another email next Friday. Have a gorgeous weekend. I'll be thinking of you.