3 (More) Reasons You Should Write Regularly19:00
A while ago (read, nearly two years ago) I wrote a post listing three reasons writers should commit to writing regularly. Having rediscovered said post today, I thought, well, I know of a few more reasons why we should all be writing regularly, maybe this post needs a second part. So that’s what I’m doing today, writing a part two. So, here we have three more reasons why you should write regularly
It Will Force You To Be Creative
Writing regularly is hard because you need to be creative All. The. Time. For the first few days, you might have loads of ideas. But eventually, the well will run dry and you’ll have used up that initial burst of inspiration. Which means that you will have to work at being creative and generating ideas on demand, rather than waiting for the muse to drop some in your lap like the benevolent spirit it isn’t. Which is turn means that you won’t get stuck as often waiting for the right solution to pop up, and you can make better progress.
It Will Make You More Disciplined With Your Work
Committing to a writing schedule and sticking to it requires discipline. Lots of discipline. That’s why it’s so hard to form the habit in the first place. You can’t just take a day off because you don’t really feel like writing today. It forces you to work in all conditions, whether you’re tired, not inspired, or simply not feeling the words today. And that in turn will help you to be more productive when you really need to be.
It Will Help You Find You Writing Zone Easier
You know that place you get to sometimes in your writing where you’re finally immersed in your book and you’re really focused and working hard? It can be so hard to get to sometimes. But writing regularly means that your brain is actively trying to get into that headspace more often. And the more you try to get there, the more of a habitat becomes and the easier it is to find the writing zone when you really need it.
These are just three of the reasons writers should commit to writing as often as possible. What are some of the others reasons you can think of? How often do you write? Do you find yourself writing better when you write more often? Anyone else trying to rebuild their writing routine, like me?