What if writing each day on your dissertation was a habit? What would you gain from that?
Do you know the power of habit?
Here are the top 5 reasons for developing a solid, robust, no-kidding daily writing habit:
1. You would not lose time and energy fighting the internal battles of whether you would write today.
2. Your writing would come easily to mind at random moments during the day, giving you the opportunity to have new ideas and to make new connections.
3. You wouldn’t have to find time to write—the time would be there, available, ready-made, dedicated to your work.
4. You would replace distraction and self-deception with a solid, reliable writing habit.
5. You would be writing on your dissertation every day.
Too often when ABD’s are isolated, working alone and with little accountability to anyone, a daily writing habit is far from reality.
Just as often, newly minted PhD’s working in their first appointment have lost the writing momentum they once had and are now procrastinating on their own writing. They think they have no time for their research projects, or they’re making up excuses not to write. They may distract and even deceive themselves to keep from writing.
I’m putting together some strategies that should put a habit in place that will give you the muscle you need to push distractions and self-deceptions aside and start a new day in your writing life.
Many writers who have been part of dissertation boot camps have high praise for the results and give their experience rave reviews.
If you’re interested in a virtual boot camp, you might want to check out my website at www.nancywhichard.com or sign up for my free e-newsletter. I have an article on boot camps in the next issue that will go out right away. Sign up at www.nancywhichard.com.
I’d love to hear from you if you have some ideas or strategies that can help make writing each day a habit or if you’re interested in gaining an intense, daily writing habit.