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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Don't Feel Like Writing Today?
Writing is hard work. Many days I would rather clean the mold out of the grout in my shower than write. In fact, today was one of those days. So was yesterday, and I expect the same will be true tomorrow. Maybe you are having that kind of day too.
As with many writers, you and I may have a case of the "don't feel like writing today blues." It's going around, I hear. But here's a surefire way to beat those blues: Write anyway.
The only way to get work done is to do it. If you worked in a coal mine, you might not feel like going to work. In fact, I can almost guarantee it. However, you would still go work if that were your job.
Writing is your job. You chose it (or maybe it chose you). Now, do your job and put some words on the page -- particularly if you don't feel like it. After you have put one word after another for awhile you will start to feel better.
My first love was reading, and my second love was writing. Deciding how to string words together fascinates me.
My interests and pursuits are wide ranging. I'm a self-employed educational entrepreneur and book packager. During my career I have worked as a consultant, professor, business owner, author and ghostwriter.