We've heard it time and again. Yet, I've met very few writers who actually follow the advice of turning writing into a habit.
Since you still have plenty of time doing nothing, why not you should write and write so that you can have the chance to improve your work by and by even noticing it. Sometimes, if you wanted to have best results out of this habit, after writing a piece completely, then start proofreading your work.
In this way, you will get the chance to find out your mistakes and correct them on your own. You will eventually do the things that you don't normally do like getting a dictionary that will help you correct your work, reading some English books or grammar improving books that will help you follow some basic rules in writing and lastly, you might find yourself surfing the internet and look for facts that you can apply it all down in your writing.
Considering writing as your daily habit, eventually you tend to focus with what you do and in fact, without noticing it, you already find a lot of ways to make your work improve and make it look more appealing, interesting and effectively written.
Besides, with all your finish works you can even submit a copy to any publications and for you to get a chance to be an expert writer even if you didn't expect it to be. That's because when you make writing as a habit, you will never notice how the time would come and go but then at least you had improve your writing skills just because of doing it so.
A habit is a learned behavior that you "have to" perform. It's a pattern that, for some reason, you have managed to make a map of in your brain. As such, you feel compelled to follow it blindly, almost like clockwork.
Do you use a writing software without fail after every draft your produce? Do you have rituals before going to sleep? Do you do the same things during lunch breaks at work? If you do any of the above (or something similar on a regular basis), then you have habits. Now, it's time to turn your writing into one.
Why would you want to turn writing into a habit? Whether you're writing a novel, updating a blog or doing any other types of writing-related work, you're going to have days when you're just not in peak form.
Maybe you're a little discouraged, somewhat bored or a bit stressed. Whatever the reason, writing could be the last thing you want to be doing. However, if you have clearly-defined, oft-repeated patterns, there's a good chance you can get past any emotion and continue working through it.
The easiest way to do this is by doing your writing at specific times of the day. You can do it every morning for five hours straight, devote an entire 9-to-5 schedule to it or feed your nocturnal predilections by doing it at night. Regardless of what time, if you stick, you'll eventually develop a rhythm. It becomes a habit - one that you can't likely live without.