Pen to Paper Newsletter

Pen to Paper: Consistency (P24)

Presented below is a thought from me on writing, a quote from someone else on writing, an excerpt from that writer, and a discipline/habit to implement… 

We will be focusing on consistency today, the anthem of 2024.

A Thought

“Begin with small steps and maintain a consistent approach. The ultimate objective should be consistency in putting pen to paper.”

– Austin Alford

A Quote

“Almost anybody can accomplish almost anything if they work at it long enough, hard enough, and smart enough.”

– Mark Patterson (Author of Win the Day)

An Excerpt

An excerpt from Win the Day by Mark Patterson

“Winning the day isn’t about getting it right the first time. It’s about getting it right eventually. It’s about getting back up no matter how many times you’ve fallen down. It’s living to fight another day.

If you keep eating frogs, you’ll eventually get there! Those two pages will eventually turn into a book. Those six hundred swings will eventually turn into a home run. Those 650 compositions will eventually turn into an all-time classic. Those twenty thousand miles of laps will eventually turn into a gold medal.

‘People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are,’ said a character in one of George Bernard Shaw’s plays. ‘I don’t believe in circumstances.’ Me either! ‘The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them’.

The way you make circumstances is by making time for the habits that will create those circumstances. Its called the mundanity of excellence, and it’s all about eating the frog. Well-begun is half-done–that’s true. But the game never ends. You’ve got to keep swimming. Why? Slow and steady wins the race.”

A Discipline/Habit to Implement

What is the biggest challenge when it comes to writing? Finding consistency.

How can you maintain consistency in your writing?

What is the most practical location, time of day, and duration that you can dedicate to writing every day?

Let’s focus on these two questions and develop our own habits and discipline to consistently put pen to paper! 

Put Pen to Paper this week and have fun!

If you want to share this with other fellow writers, just copy and paste this link: