One of the ways, I consistently write, is I’m always drafting and moving in between different stuff I’m working on.
When I get exhausted with one post, I’ll move on to another one and keep adding words until I fill like I’ve got enough “meat” tacked on the subject.
Publishing a 800-1000 word article doesn’t take a lot of work. But the slowest part of the whole process is making everything look readable with bullet points, and bolding. That’s why I always draft as many posts first thing in the morning, then publish them all later in the day.
Some days I’ll be able to crank out post after post and other days I’ll crank out draft after draft.
But what I find is that consistently moving, means I can consistently keep putting out words. Anything that stops this process is something that interrupts my writing flow.
1 – Avoid touchups
Eliminate the need to ‘touch up’ whatever you’re working on. You will get into the flow state much quicker.
- “Flow” is often talked about in sports. It’s a state of mind where you’re in the zone and your brain can just tackle any problem efficiently. When your in this state you can keep moving with ease and it doesn’t feel like work.
2 – Draft then continue the momentum
- Work on as many drafts as possible to continue your flow. Often I’ll run out of stuff to say on one thing, so what I do is switch to another draft and keep writing. I find that the flow and momentum will carry over into other work I have going on.
At the end of the day, I might have anywhere from 4-10 drafts sitting around. What I find is that by going back and forth between these drafts, I think of more stuff to say, than when I was just focused on it the entire time.
3 – From consistent action, the right details to stress over will emerge
- When you take consistent action the details you forgot will often emerge. Moving from draft to draft, seems to reset your brain and you can come at it with fresh eyes.
Usually I’ll come back and think, “What the hell was I writing?” If your someone who has to stay focused on writing one thing at a time, then try this technique out and see if you are more productive or not.
These are 3 things I do to keep momentum when writing.