It’s 8PM. Why Aren’t You Writing?

Here is a post that resonates with those of us who try to fit our love for writing in the cracks in our lives from the Novelty Revisions blog.

Meg Dowell

The ideal schedule for a part-time writer goes like this:

Wake up. Work work work. Food, adulting, oh yay it’s finally 8:00PM, time to write for a few hours YAY!!!

If this is actually your writing schedule, you are amazing, good job. You might not even be fully human, but I’m not judging.

Here’s the thing: Things rarely go the way we plan them to. Especially when it comes to writing. Especially when it’s 8PM and it’s been a long day and writing is the last thing on the to-do list and you know it’s going to take all you have left in you (and then some) to sit down and do it.

Even though writing is supposed to be fun and freeing and magical — and most of the time, in the grand scheme of things, it is — it’s not so easy to do when you’re feeling drained…

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