Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flexing the writing muscle

I have this quote on the wall above my desk. It's from Jodi Picoult. I can't remember where I got it from.

"Write until it’s a muscle you can flex on command."

This says so much, don't you think? And it is really good advice, and something I have been working on of late. 

And you know what? I think it's working. This year, almost every day, no matter what, I have spent some time working on my current work in progress. It has required a lot of discipline and I have had to be creative and tenacious in making writing part of my daily routine, but as a result, my "writing muscle" is getting stronger and more obedient and I am so much closer to the whole "flex on command" thing. 

Making writing a habit is well worth the effort, me thinks.


  1. Definitely. There's nothing more foolish than a writer who doesn't write. I also make myself take a day off each week - which tends to be when I get my most irresistible ideas (which I let myself write down).

    Louise Curtis

  2. Your writing muscles must be positively bulging! Well done, you!

  3. I need to keep at those muscles, and maybe exercise my chocolate eating muscles a little less.
    Wagging Tales