Saturday, April 8, 2017

Write Through The Bad Parts

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Sometimes we have bad spells when writing. We experience procrastination, self esteem issues, even laziness. When those times come, it's important to know to write through the bad parts.

 

  • WRITE WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO
    • You know how when you were in school (or you may still be in school), you had to write even when you didn't want to: to finish projects, to do homework, even to do classwork. If you have a job, you may have to do work you don't neccisarily want to do at the time.
    • Writing should be viewed the same way. If you are serious about writing, you should see it as your job. It may not be your main job (right now anyway), but it's important to view it that way if you want to get anywhere. Take it seriously, and do it just like any other job. Sometimes you don't want to write. Too bad honey, because it's time to write!
    • And being completely honest, sometimes I even feel that way about this blog! I push myself to write even when I don't feel like it.
  • WRITE WHEN YOU HATE YOUR WORK
    •  This means write when you think you're the crappiest of writers. This doesn't mean write when you absolutely hate the subject you're writing about. I would say to find something else to write about (unless it's an assignment! Then follow these guidelines!).
    • This is something all writers go through. Even the best. We all dread our work and reading over it, we all want others to read it in order to validate that we are good writers. If you feel like everything you write is crap, then you need to push through it. Don't stop, because there's always edits!
  • WRITE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME
    • Most of us usually don't have time to write. That's what we say anyway. We have the time, we just choose not to write. In my opinion, even writing in your notebook when you have an idea to write about counts as writing, because it's part of the creative process. You actually probably do write every day, or at least engage in creative processes that contribute to your writing.
    • But Maggie, you say, what about ACTUAL writing? I've gone through this before. Make a schedule and keep to your writing routine. It will be hard to keep it at first, but if you make it a habit, then you will start doing it daily. As said last week, it takes 66 days to make something a habit. That's about 2 months and a week. You can do this. I believe in you!


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