Five minutes will change your life, right? At least that is what the writing “guru” Chris Fox said in his 5000 words per min book. Five minute sprints every day will help you become a better, faster, and stronger writer.
So let’s put this to the challenge, why don’t we.
For the next few months I’m going to try it. I will set aside five minutes every single morning and write about what’s going on in my writing, art, and general every day life. That means more blog posts here, and more time to get the thought’s out of my head.
I have no idea what I’m going to write, so let’s be honest here. Sometimes the thoughts in my head get a little dark when I start listening to the news a little too much. Sometimes my depression gets the best out of me and I have a day where I’m in a funk, so we might have those day’s here too. But I’m still going to do it. Why?
A long time ago I read a book called “The Writers Way” which had a very similar thing inside. Not sprints, so much, as a clearing of the house. A clearing of your mind by writing morning pages every day and clearing out the things inside your head so you could concentrate on the things that actually mattered. What’s stressing you? What’s consuming your thoughts? What are you constantly thinking about? Is your mortgage due? Is your child going through the terrible two’s? Is your husband being a little too demanding, or not attentive enough for your taste? Write about it. Put the stresses down and let the world have it’s say then you can set it all aside and just. go. Write.
So that’s what I will be doing for the next few months. Five minutes, every morning.
Five minutes are up.