My NEW Writing Routine

Some things take time to mature.

Andi Lutz
3 min readMay 31, 2022


The Rockets Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879)

Oh, the wonderful writing routine. We should all have one. Some are better than others. Some get brushed under the rug and forgotten forever.

For me, I like to brush things under the rug and watch Real Housewives instead.

That kind of writing routine doesn’t get my book written. It doesn't fulfill me.

I turn the TV off and I still have that nagging idea clinging to the back of my mind, saying, “write me, write me, WRITE ME!”

Needless to say I haven’t got a lot of writing done lately.

Life has been hectic. My husband had spine surgery kind of hectic.

I have to do everything he did on top of everything I already do until he is healed enough to get back to doing those things. Which may be never, and I’m OK with that. He’s not in a wheelchair, for that I am grateful.

Life has been busy. But that’s an excuse. I will always have time for writing, if I make time.

I realized I needed to make yet another plan and stick to it. I needed to throw out all the rugs so I couldn‘t brush anything under them.

Towards the beginning of the year I chose a word of the year.

I want to live the life I’ve always dreamed of. As writers we fantasize. I want all those things to come true. I want to truly LIVE.

I have a design I made that says

Live Your Dreams, Don’t Just Daydream

credit Andi Lutz

will this help me live the life i’ve always dreamed of?

This is printed out and on my vision board. I also printed a card to carry with me.

My hope is that this will keep me focused on what I want.

I read this article by Julien McLaren and it really helped me to figure out a plan for journaling and a writing routine that also enriches my life.

My Routine



Andi Lutz

Sometimes I write, sometimes I edit what I write, but mostly I daydream, and fantasize about writing.⁣⁣⁣⁣ *My posts may contain affiliate links*