A minor bout of the flu finally put an end to my daily writing streak. It’s not a big deal, as establishing a daily writing habit served its purpose, which was to break the habit of not writing at all. You can Google the “importance of showing up” and see endless articles about this phenomenon. Establishing habit and ritual is a crucial step in getting good at something. It won’t guarantee that you’ll get good at something, but not establishing the habit ensures you never will.