A Writer Should Always Be Writing

Sometimes, between jobs and clients I find myself not writing. On top of this, I find myself not wanting to write. Some days it’s the last thing I want to do, especially after just completing a batch of articles for a client. We all get burnt out sometimes and when your passion is your career, you don’t always want to write in your free time.

I’ve heard that a writer should always be writing, and while this isn’t always possible, I think it’s important to remember from time to time. It doesn’t have to be the next great novel, but anything that helps get you in the habits that will lead you to the next great novel is a plus. The moment you start slacking, you lose your motivation and all those pieces you had planned on writing are now lost in the dreaded, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” But how many times can you say that, before it just never happens?

We all get writers block. The best way to get through this writers block is as simple as just writing. It can literally be anything, just write. Procrastination is never a helpful tool, but it can be quite simple to break. All it takes is one step towards your goal to help destroy the cycle. Picking up a pencil and writing one word, or if you prefer a computer, can lead to the next hundred and so on from there.

While I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, I do believe in setting goals and facing them all year around. That being said I want to focus more on my own personal writing. I’m looking to set up some sort of schedule to start posting here more regularly. These are going to be a variety of things. From personal blogs, to poetry, and a dash of articles about stuff that interest me. Basically, you can expect to seem more writing from me in the coming year.


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