When Writing Feels Like Work — and Like Play

Is writing work or play for you? Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog for some thoughts.

Meg Dowell Writes

For some writers, crafting stories is a hobby. Even if there’s a small desire to turn writing into work someday, in the present moment, they’re just doing it for fun.

Other writers classify everything they write as work. Even blog posts, personal essays, and spur-of-the-moment flash fiction or poetry cuts into their work time.

This often makes “writing time” much more confusing than it needs to be. When writing is your work, but you also enjoy it, how do you get into the right mindset to accomplish your goals?

Let’s say you walk into whatever room houses your desk and computer, with your morning coffee or tea or whatever your drink of choice, and you sit down, ready to write.

How do you know whether you’re sitting down to relax, or work?

In some instances, this is easy. If your job involves writing articles, and you’re sitting down to write…

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