What I know to be true (at least for me) is that when I don't feel like writing and write anyway, the best stuff comes. I think this is because:
- I am angry about something in my life and the heat is just flaring up. What better way to get some emotion out?
- I am just plain lazy, and so my writing might start out like, "I really don't want to do this, I'd rather not write today but I'm told by ______________ that if I do something great will come out of this. What? I ask you? What?" Something amazing happens when you just start writing without a destination or even a beginning in sight. You actually get somewhere. It may take a little while, but I promise you something wonderful will jump out that you can use.
- I feel as if I'm too busy. When I feel as if I'm too busy it's usually because I AM. Did you hear that? Let go of something material or immaterial that really doesn't matter anyway and get down to business.
- I'm sick. When I am ill all I want to do is lay around and watch television. But when I've picked up a pen and paper and got started writing, miracles have occurred! Notice that I said nothing about the computer. When you're ill, and have no intention of sitting upright, don't. Do some lounging and writing.
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When in doubt about writing, write! Writing is healing, it helps you sort through your personal gripes, and most of all, it's FUN!
Have a happy day writing,