The “mindful writer” can keep a novel on track while minimizing the great consumers of time: writer’s block and rewrites.
Mindfulness is a practice, not a sweat session. Over weeks and months, you can train you mind to better focus on purpose, the reader, Point Of View, story arcs, and plot.
Choose one of the five types of meditation questions. Have those questions or your own short list open in front of you.
Set a timer for 3-10 minutes.
Sit and relax any tension that you feel. Recognize the sensations of weight and pressure as gravity keeps you seated.
Meditate on the questions that you chose.
Other thoughts will intrude. You might lapse into daydreams, regrets, or worries many times. That’s okay! You are practicing awareness of those distractions. Mindfulness meditation is awareness training to help you better focus on storytelling.
Each time you realize other thoughts have intruded, return to awareness of sitting and awareness of the questions that you chose.