It's good to set daily goals, but sometimes it takes me awhile to just get started. I found I am most productive when my brain creates a deadline. It's 8:30 pm and I want to get ready for bed in 2 hours? I haven't written tonight? Oh crap. GO GO GO. And I just write for two hours.
On the other hand, when I have the whole day to write, take the day The Boy got surgery and I took the day off from work, I procrastinate LIKE WOAH. There's something in my brain that just tells myself that I can wander the interwebz or watch a TV show because I have the whole day to write.
So what is it that makes us procrastinate? Maybe I need to up my goals A LOT on those days where I have the whole day to write. I need to focus and just go. I think I need focusing exercises, oh what's that sparkly thing?
A lot of bloggers talk about Word Wars. Maybe that's what I need. I am VERY competitive, so I could see myself probably doing pretty well with that.
I think many times I get in moods where I'm stuck in a place and just don't want to write. Getting myself to sit down, open the laptop, and actually focus is the hardest part. After that BAM I crank out a thousand words in a brief sitting. It's just the initial focusing that makes me get hung up.
What are your writing habits? How do you make yourself sit down and just write?