Writing Every Day

Writing every day used to be an ideal, a goal.

I thought that I must be getting somewhere if I improved my skill every day. I had to be. How else was I going to improve other than just writing more? I’d write even if it wasn’t good writing. To practice was to get better for me. It didn’t matter what was on the page.

Lately, I haven’t been able to write every day, not even close. I’ve been busy with work, friends, school, and just the sheer fact that I didn’t have the desire to write. So, my mountain of writing material hasn’t gotten much higher.

A part of me wants to label this as wrong. If I want to make it out there in the world as a writer, I should be out there writing. I should devote time every day to improve myself. I should work more on getting my name out there.

But another part of me sees the need of having a break. That part warns me about overworking myself and exhausting all of my creativity. It likes the fact I haven’t wrote in a week.

The battle keeps playing inside of me. Perhaps one day I’ll know whether or not writing every day is worth it. Maybe I’ll understand that taking a break is the better decision. For now, I’m not too sure.

What about your writing habits? Which path do you take?

12 thoughts on “Writing Every Day

  1. Since about the second month of starting my blog, I have written almost every single day and I know my writing’s improved because of it. Not to mention that I am happier when writing. However, because of the current a to Z challenge and everything else I’ve got going on, I can more than understand your dilemma. I have taken a day off. I wouldn’t be happy doing more than that even if it’s just scrawling stuff in a journal no one will see.
    I don’t think you need to fear your creativity will run out. Write when you can. It doesn’t have to be anything other than keeping your writing muscle toned.
    Ooops. This has turned into a novel. 🙂 Good luck. Don’t stress yourself out. Enjoy your writing.

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      1. This was some advice I read a few years ago. When you wake in the morning, keep a notebook or journal by your bed and write for 20 minutes about whatever comes into your head. There’s your writing done and you might have some creative ideas that come up because of it.
        Good luck. I hope you enjoy writing again once your classes are over! 🙂

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  2. I take breaks otherwise I’ll burn out bcz we women have alots things to do during the day. We can’t just drop everything bcz of blog or writing.
    But I always make a plan. For ex. I’ll rest 1 week then I’ll write this & that. And I’m trying to stick to the plan. Kinda lazy-ass-discipline 😂

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      1. Yes, but I post my plan on the blog. Like announcement. Kind of. So I feel obligation to stick and write or post.
        And I familiar with super-busy 🙂 I’ve dropped once from this blog for 6 months lol

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      2. I do the same! I make myself post every Tuesday and Friday. It keeps me on schedule with that obligation. & yeah, super busy is the life. Especially with college. Finals are soon too.

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  3. I write everyday! I don’t know why or how, but I think it helps if you have different projects you can work on! I have a memo app on my phone full of excerpts from different projects that I add too at least once a day when I feel the need and I think, that as long as you don’t put yourself in the ideal that writing only counts when your adding something good to a peice your working on, it comes easier!! But, it doesn’t work for everyone!! You’ll find your flow!!

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