Okay, so it’s not really a secret if you’ve read my last few articles. But as you are reading this I’m about to come back from a two-week-long holiday. Oh yes, I’ve been on holiday since Christmas. What luxury!

My New Year goal is to be kinder to myself as a writer. So I’m getting a head start, and making sure that I get time off to celebrate the end of 2021 with my family. 

Last year I didn’t give myself any time for holidays. As a result, I ended up overwhelmed and stressed. This led to me dropping my writing routine and taking some time to figure out my priorities.

I knew that if I was going to start writing again I needed to do it in a sustainable way. So I looked at my business goals, figured out how many articles a week I would need to publish. Then I made sure I had time to not only smash my weekly minimum but also write ahead giving myself plenty of leeway.

I’ve carried this philosophy into every area of my life. Making sure that I can write without stress on my shoulders has been the best thing I could ever do for myself. I want you to experience this too.

Often we can get overwhelmed and bunged down by our writing schedules. I want to encourage you to start building a writing routine you can handle.

It’s a game-changer.

I’ll go into more detail on how to set up a realistic writing schedule in my next article. I will also give you some tips and tricks for setting up a kind publishing practice in the one after that.

The challenge, in the meantime, is to think about what you could change in your writing routine. 

What would you have to adjust to make sure that you can take time off throughout the year?

Write down actionable steps and start implementing them as soon as you can. Don’t wait for the next milestone or perfect time, it will never come. It’s time that you prioritise yourself. You deserve it.

As always, I cannot wait to see you on the bookshelf!