Should You Only Write When You Feel Like It?


Check out this post on the Novelty Revisions blog that asks, Should You Only Write When You Feel Like It?

Meg Dowell

There are days I don’t feel like writing. And I know I’m not alone.

All of us make excuses. We’re too tired. The dog needs another walk. What we ate for dinner was really good so we had seconds and now we’re really full and Netflix sounds much better than work anyway.

I’ve seen the same argument many times: You shouldn’t write when you don’t feel like it, because then your writing will be garbage and that’s a waste of energy and time.

I do not agree with this line of thinking.

I’m in the camp that believes writing should happen consistently no matter what. Not necessarily every day, but consistently. Meaning you don’t go months without writing, then write for 30 straight days, then stop for two weeks … you get the idea.

This is tough, because writing itself is an emotionally charged experience. In general, if you’re not…

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