Inertia

Momentum is a powerful thing. At the end of last year, I was publishing 5-7 days a week. Then the holidays came and I decided to start publishing less. And very quickly, publishing less became barely publishing at all.

It all comes down to inertia.

When you get in the habit of doing something, it seems almost effortless to keep it going. And when you stop something, it seems to take an act of God to get going again. And this isn't just about writing... Exercise and eating right are the same way, too.

I'm trying to get back into the habit of writing more — and for that matter exercising and eating right. January has been tough, but it's time now to figure out how to get going again. I've got to overcome the initial resistance and get some momentum going.