How to Practice Public Accountability

The flipside of the public over-share is public accountability. Here are a few ways a writer can do it:

  • Commit to a regular blogging practice. (emphasis on regular)
  • Uses Twitter and Instagram to show yourself showing up.  ( I recently posted a video of me starting my morning pages at 5:15AM)
  • Post a screenshot of your word-count
  • Write/ post a serialized story
  • Do a  Live event on Facebook. (Accountability in realtime)
  • Tweet that you’ve completed your journaling for the day (no need to share your journal.)
  • Do NANOWRIMO (even if you don’t follow their rules exactly.)
  • Post weird statistics about your tools and supplies (Steinbeck went through 300 pencils writing East of Eden.)