I know what your thinking right now, “Ashley, what are you doing up so early?! You’re usually up at 7, what is the meaning of this 6 AM post?” Well…they have me opening at work today and my newly bestowed position requires me to be in a bit earlier than everyone else in the store. So that’s my story…it’s work. Not because I have a strange urge to get up at 6:15 (7 is early enough in my book!)
I wrote this post yesterday so I could roll out of bed and hit publish before embarking on my 8 hour day. Today I want to write about…writing.
For the past year, as you know, I have been writing this blog almost everyday sans weekends, vacations and days that are just to unbearable. I find myself impressed with the fact that I have been able to keep up with it and am thrilled when I look back and see how the quality of my content has improved. Practice does make perfect. :) For the past month I have seen another boost in my writing.
When I write the blog I usually have music playing but I noticed that I was focusing so much on the lyrics and singing along and as a result my posts seemed just a little choppy and unorganized (in my opinion at least!) Then one day I was reading the blog Story of My Life which is currently one of my favorites and Jenni posted about a program which you can download onto your computer (for free!) called OmmWriter. I decided to download it and give it a go. The program opens up on your screen revealing a very serene, clean and non-distracting background. There is also very soft music playing and some shockingly calming typing sounds. The experience is better if you have your earbuds in blocking out the rest of the world completely, leaving yourself with just your thoughts and your work. I have definitely noticed an improvement in my writing from this since I can focus easier and honestly, I have been able to write posts quicker. I’m clocking in at about 10 minutes on this post…but this is longer than I usually go for the blog anyway. I just have a lot to say about this program. If you can, I definitely suggest downloading the program, especially if you are a serious writer who could use a calm writing environment.
What have you done to improve your writing? Check out OmmWriter here!
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