Putting words on a screen

I’ve been asking myself a question for a while now, ‘how do I get better at writing?’, and I’ve come to a conclusion. I just have to simply do it more.

So I have set myself a goal and I am going to write 1000 words a week for the next year.

That’s 52,000 words in total and when put like that it sounds like a lot, but in reality it isn’t. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 76,944 words long, but it’s a start.

I’m not the best writer, and I don’t want to set a goal that isn’t achievable plus a week gives me flexibility to work out how writing will fit into my week with out putting to much pressure on myself.

I have no idea what I m going to write about and I’m presuming I will write a lot of crap. If fact I know I will write a load of crap, and I’m 100% sure that I will not publish everything I write but that’s okay, I just need to do it. I just need to make a start, write what’s on my mind and see where it takes me.

So here’s to the first 208 words, may the next 51,792 be a hell of a lot better!

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