Dissertation writers occasionally come to an impasse, unsure of which way to go next. You’ve probably been in this position. You want to move forward, but it may seem prudent to wait—wait to see what your committee chair or mentor says, wait until you have a lot more time to read or go through your notes, wait for the muse to strike.
Even if you’re not sure you’re going in the right direction, continuing to write will eventually move you forward.
Here are 4 reasons to write everyday even if you’re feeling uncertain about your writing:
1) Writing generates ideas. Writing keeps your topic and ideas alive and growing.
2) Writing every day, even if on some days you write only 2 sentences, fixes the writing habit. It’s easier to write today if you wrote yesterday. It will be easier to write tomorrow if you write today.
3) With all that you have going on in your life, you need to write daily to keep your writing in front of you. If you don’t write for two days, do you even remember where you were when last you wrote?
4) Writing every day gives you hope. At the end of the day, you feel more confident and happier if you wrote that day. You can make a checkmark on your calendar for that day and you can write on your calendar “I wrote today.”
And you’re one day closer to–
1. Defending your proposal;
2. Finishing your dissertation;
3. Getting on with your life.
How great is that?
This week, as a special gift for signing up for my Smart Tips e-newsletter and to underline the goal of getting on with your life, I will give you a 30-minute call to help you get back on track. Go to my website (www.nwcoaching.com) and sign up for my Smart Tips e-newsletter.
Here’s to moving forward!
Your Dissertation Coach
nancy @ nancywhichard.com