I’ve been struggling to write as of late. Technically, I’m still writing, but it’s been a grind.
I still love writing. Sometimes I have bad days or bad weeks though.
I’m not sure when I started writing every day. Safe to say, it’s been a long time. No, I don’t always write as much as I want to. But I never want an excuse to get in the way.
Being a writer really is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. I hope I’m still working away decades from now as an old grandma.
When I first decided to make writing a daily habit, I didn’t realize what I was signing up for. I’m only 20 years old. Assuming I live a long time, I have many days ahead of me. Which also means I’ll be writing a lot of words.
Growing up, I wrote without a care in the world. I didn’t think about anything else except putting pen to paper. I wasn’t writing to please other people. I was just having fun.
These days, I think I’ve been making the creative process a lot harder than it needs to be. I’m overthinking before I even make a mark on the page. That’s no way to write.
Here’s to letting go of all the doubts and fears. Just write. Don’t worry so much about the other stuff.
“It’s too narrow.”
Elly smirked. “So?”
He tapped his fingers against the metal. “Don’t you hate confined spaces?”
In response, she shrugged. “There’s a reason for everything, Eddy.”
“How does anyone live like this? I wish someone, anyone would say something.”
Leaning against the wall in a wide stance, Elly bit down on her lower lip. “Be careful what you wish for.”
For some reason or many reasons, I have been struggling with Camp NaNoWriMo this year. Shocking, huh? As much as I hate to say it, the stress is starting to get to me.
I know it’s only been three days, but I’m already behind on my word count. Like way behind. Like last in a race. Near the starting point. Barely moved at all. That’s how behind I am.
Stress makes me melodramatic. More melodramatic than I usually am anyway.
In other news, have a Good Friday. Enjoy your Easter weekend no matter what you’re doing or not doing.
Promise me you’ll keep writing.
And blogging. I swear I enjoy reading your posts.
- Writing over everything. Seriously. Writing comes before EVERYTHING.
- Blogging every day. Generating new, fresh, innovative content is a big deal to any blogger.
- Studying comes last on this totem pole of priorities. (Even if said student has three exams in the next three days. Yes that said student is me.)
This is my little inspiration and motivation:
“Failing is ten times worse than studying.”
With that remember:
“Struggle precedes success in the dictionary and in real life.”