In writing, habit seems to be the much stronger force than either willpower or inspiration.
– John Steinbeck
Last month I didn’t write anything, not even a single blog post here or on my personal site. Partly because I was very busy on the work front and partly because I slipped off my daily writing routine. I write first thing in the morning before my family wakes up. Of late, lots of late-night work calls and general randomness in life during this whole work-from-home and school-from-home phase have been making it difficult to wake up early.
But if I look closely, the key reason to not write would be – not sticking to my schedule.
Following a writing-schedule requires self-discipline and that too a lot of it.