Number of words today: 2,626
Total words to date: 14,604
Total words by Feb 1…drumroll please…70K
Drinking from my Jane Austen coffee mug. Truly the best coffee cup I have ever owned. Not exaggerating.
Welcome back to my"30 Days to 70K" writing journey! Thanks for embarking on this journey with me to explore the ups and downs of the writing process, and today, it's all about those days when the words flow effortlessly onto the page. It almost never happens to me but today it did and I just have to share this rare occurrence with you.
What makes these days so easy? Is it the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, a ready supply of Welsh cakes, or perhaps the result of a peaceful night's sleep? Let's delve into the magic behind those "easy" writing days and find inspiration from renowned authors who've shared their thoughts on the subject.
A Good Night's Sleep: Renowned author E.L. Doctorow once said, "Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
Morning Rituals: Acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway had his own writing routine, famously starting early in the morning. He believed that mornings were the best time for creativity when the mind is fresh and unburdened.
The Power of Caffeine: Many writers, like Agatha Christie herself, have turned to coffee as their trusty companion during writing hours. A warm cup of coffee can stimulate the senses and keep your creativity flowing. Personally, it keeps me from committing murder myself.
Today, Sister Agatha has been sitting at her writing desk, and perhaps that's what made the act of writing so effortless for me. While I composed my words, she composed hers. (Do you ever worry you are too connected to fictional characters?).
Well, anyway--in the charming setting of Gwenafwy Abbey, even Sister Agatha made a significant decision – she selected her new murder journal. It might not surprise you to know that Sister Agatha shares a passion with many writers – the love for writer's journals. And she indulges in this hobby by acquiring her journals from a posh stationery store in London. It's her one delightful indulgence amidst the tranquility of convent life.
So today has been an easy writing day for me and for Sister Agatha. Selecting the new Murder Journal and putting pen to a fresh page, brought out her muse. And it brought out my muse as well.
Stay tuned for more as I continue to invite you to follow along on my "30 Days to 70K."
May your reading be happy and your writing joyful,