Why It’s Good For a Writer to Be Bored


This post from the Novelty Revisions blog tells us Why It’s Good For a Writer to Be Bored

Meg Dowell Writes

It’s about that time of year again — time for me to go on a short personal hiatus from blogging, even though I have worked far enough ahead and scheduled things out that you won’t even notice I am gone. It’s magic!

I very much enjoy the work that I do both here and on other personal and professional writing projects. But like just about every other writer on this planet, I get overwhelmed. My mind fills up with clutter, making it hard to think clearly — especially during moments I am trying to rely on my creativity to do my best work possible.

Additionally, after long periods of time in which I push myself to work almost nonstop to achieve a particular goal, I also find myself longing for moments of calm and boredom. Not because I would rather watch Disney+ than do my work — OK, maybe this…

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