This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. The awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG will be Stephen Tremp, Fundy Blue, Viola Fury, MJ Fifield, Loni Townsend, Bish Denham, Susan Gourley, and Stephanie Faris!
It’s time to take a deep breath and relax! Many of us are coming off the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge and might be feeling a little burnt out on blogging. I also moved this past weekend, so I’m definitely more than a bit bedraggled. I’ll try to keep this short, for your sake and mine.
Today I’m going to talk about how you have to write a lot to make writing work. What do I mean by that? Well.
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be a writer, and when I’m writing the world feels right (I accidentally typo-ed that as ‘write’). So why don’t I do more writing and less time distracting myself from writing with unnecessary things? I feel like that’s probably a question a lot of writers ask themselves. I actually have a lot of free time where I COULD be writing, much more than I do now, but…you know how it is. I know if I want to be a career writer I have to treat it like a job. I know this. I need to remember it, as well.
Chuck Wendig has a great, simple philosophy on how to be a writer (NSFW for language), which boils down to ‘write a lot as fast as you can.’ I want to print out his advice and stick it next to my writing spot, because I know that’s what I should be doing, instead of making blog posts and playing Neko Atsume. In fact, I’m going to try to be a better writer in the sense I start writing more and more often, because it just feels so darn good to write and I don’t know why I don’t indulge myself more.
How about you? Are you wasting valuable writing time?