I am frequently asked this question:
What is the difference between the writing you do for Continuous Practice and your writing projects?
Practice is something you show up for with no expectation of outcome, a place to bring your whole, messy self.
The follow-up question:
How do you fit that in and still get your other writing done?
My life is so full of obligations, I can’t fathom fitting one more item on my to-do list.
My second answer:
Creating a daily writing practice isn’t about fitting something else into the day.
It’s about creating space.
Even if it’s only ten minutes, it’s a relief to let go of that long to-do list and let yourself be on the page.
Creating a daily practice gives you a place to land, your own safe harbor.
Every day, before you set sail for all of your obligations and projects, you find yourself right where you are, in the pages your notebook.
Consider starting with “Where I am” and go from there, keeping your hand moving until your session is done.
And, if you’re not already a part of the Continuous Practice Community, consider joining us.
As you head into summer and make your way into the world again, it will help you stay grounded through writing and connected to a like-minded community.
Let writing bring you home.