I’m trying to get better at French, so every morning and every evening, I carve out 10 to 30 minutes to review it. Every single day. Most days it’s on Duolingo, but sometimes I just read something in French and work my brain to get better. It’s something my grandfather did, too, when he decided to learn French. My mother told me he used to sit down with a dictionary and a newspaper and go to town.
You have to keep doing it, though, every single day, if you want to get better.
I get writer’s block too. I write every day, and that’s my secret. Every day I sit and I write something.
I carve out 10-30 minutes every day to write. Sometimes I want it to be longer and I reorder my day to allow for more, but I never cheap out and do less. I write every day. Every single day. It’s not just thinking about writing, it’s sitting and turning off the internet and actually writing.
But of course, that doesn’t always result in success.
Which is why my next book, about support, isn’t done yet.
So I keep writing. Every day. And I hope to have that breakthrough where it magically all comes together.