I have had a wonderful day with the family, but now I’m tired and have a headache (have had most of the day). Although it’s my challenge to blog every day for a year, I’d like to know if it’s okay not to feel like writing some days, even if writing is my passion. Self-discipline has brought me to my computer as well as dedication to the blog and my readers. I’d like to know if other fellow writers feel the same sometimes.
Does anyone else not feel like writing?
After typing ‘I don’t feel like writing’ into Google, it brought back 890million results and Daily Writing Tips (who I am doing my online writing course with) came up first – how about that. The article on their site is more to do How to Start Writing When you Don’t Feel Like it, whereas I wanted someone to say it’s okay not to write when you don’t feel like it.
On Yahoo answers, the response to the question ‘What to do when you don’t feel like writing’ was “If I really don’t want to write, then I don’t write. Thing is, this is a hobby and it should not become a chore”. That’s so right!
Next I found a very well thought out and well written post by Noop.NL called I don’t feel like writing, yet I write. Self-discipline also helps him to keep writing and he explains “I came to write this blog post today, even though I actually wanted to read my book. Fresh content on my blog is important to me. I organize my other activities so that I have time for writing”. Wow, that has made me even more determined to carry my challenge on for the next six months and one week (yes – I’m nearly half-way there).
My thoughts: I do feel a bit better now knowing that there are others out there who have the same questions and issues. What didn’t help tonight was that WordPress unfortunately logged me out when I tried to save this earlier and I lost some of what I had written. Not very helpful when I’m feeling like this!
Anyway, hope you are having an enjoyable weekend. Hopefully I’ll be on better form tomorrow.
As a side note – should the title of this blog have been “Is it okay to not feel like writing some days?” or “Is it okay not to feel like writing some days?”
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