What Is Your Writing Ritual?

What is your writing ritual?  Before you pick up your pen each day, what do you do to motivate yourself to get started? Do you have a ritual for when you finish, or maybe a reward (an ice cream sundae, a massage, a round of golf)? 

What about your challenges?  Don’t be daunted by them – use them as inspiration!  Take your project in small steps – don’t focus on the finished project (novel, memoir, etc.), but focus on the next line, next page, next chapter.  Celebrate each accomplishment! 

Write what you can, when you can.  Stay positive and congratulate yourself. You are writing, some, a lot, when you can.  Bravo!

Much care, 


P.S. Please share your rituals with me in the comments here. I’d love to know what they are!