Tips to Force Yourself to Write (even when you really don't want to)

Sometimes I have a difficult time writing.  I sit down to write, and I know what I'm going to write next, but I don't have any motivation to write.

Here are my tips to help you force yourself to write.

1. Set daily deadlines.

Instead of a far away deadline that allows for easy procrastination, set a deadline for today.  That way, you can only procrastinate to the end of the day.  I've been doing this for the past few days with rewrites on The Clockshifter.  I try to write a little bit in the morning and finish up my 1000 words right before I go to bed.  Obviously, that's different on weekdays because I am not going to get up extra early to write before school.  (I'm so not a morning person.)

2. Love your keyboard.

I just got a new computer and I am in love with my keyboard.  It allows my fingers to fly across the keyboard almost as fast as my brain can think of the right words.  Having a good flow of thought to page really helps you get in the storytelling mood.

3. Be ready to write a little by hand throughout the day.

Sometimes at school, I get a random piece of inspiration and I must jot down a scene.  I can type it up later.  Also, it does give your routine a bit of a shake-up, which can eliminate some writer's block.

Do you use any of these tips?  Do you love your keyboard?  Have any other tips?  Please share them below. :)