We have a toddler learning to walk. It’s fun to watch her. Every day she’s a little more daring. Sometimes she flops in the floor because she missed a step.
The first time a toddler starts to walk its one step at a time. After a few weeks they’re taking 5 steps. A month later they’re taking 20 or 30 steps. It happens so subtle you don’t even notice the gradual progress.
Toddlers learning to walk is reminiscent of my writer’s journey.
The commonality is persistence. Everyday, I practice trying to make writing become a natural habit. It’s getting easier with every stroke of the keyboard.
The first week I wrote a paragraph. Then I shot for 200 words daily. Now I’m working towards 500 words. Next I want to be writing consistent 1500 word articles.
Writing starts out shaky. Those first 200 words per day are hard. You sit down and everything goes blank. You struggle to get them done.
The more you practice it will become natural. Writing, like walking, is one step at a time. Before you know it, the practice morphs you into a writer.
All it takes is the persistence of a toddler walking.
With ❤️ from Nashville,