Last week, I talked about three ways to start writing now. (If you missed that post, you can see it here.) Today, I want to focus on just one of those three ways.
Make it easy.
I know. You often hear about how writing isn’t easy. It’s hard. It’s lonely. It’s a lot of work. Blah, blah, blah. (Or yada, yada, yada.)
Honestly, sometimes it is. But you can make the actual process easier on yourself.
Get an External Keyboard
Yes. An external keyboard. It doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, it’s probably better if it isn’t. You don’t want a lot of bells and whistles to distract you from what you’re supposed to be doing.
Over the past couple years, I had been doing a lot of my writing on my tablet (a Kindle Fire) or my phone. Now I have a different tablet (that I love) and I got an external keyboard to connect to it. It has definitely made the process easier.
I think that might be the case for you, too.
We tend to take the path of least resistance, no matter what we do. If it’s too much effort, we won’t do it. It’s nothing against you. (Or me, for that matter) It’s human nature.
The picture I used as the featured image for this post s actually my current setup. When I have to be in the recliner with my feet up or using my compression pump, I have a lap desk I can use and I put this setup on it and type away.
The first time I did that (this past weekend) with this current setup, I wrote 1,500 words in a couple hours time. That’s a big deal for me right now, so I celebrated it as the personal victory it was
That is seriously my only point in this post. Make it easy for yourself.
If that means you buy an external keyboard so you’re not tied to your laptop or desktop computer or so that you don’t have to use your phone all the time, then do it. It will be a worthwhile investment that will pay for itself quickly when you develop a regular writing habit.
After all, that’s kind of the pint, isn’t it?