Staying on track . . .
Write down some triggers that can sabotage the new writing habit you’re trying to create. Then, write down some triggers that might help you keep on track. Triggers are the first portion of the habit-creation loop. For example, when you sit down at your desk, if the first thing you do is check your email or social media, sitting at your desk is a “trigger” to do those tasks. When you’re sitting down to write, develop a trigger that will train your brain it’s time to write. Perhaps, during writing time, sit at your desk and immediately open Scrivener or Microsoft Word (or whichever word processor you prefer). This will trigger your brain to start the writing process rather than continuing the habit of checking social media/email when you first sit down.