Should You Write Every Day?

If there’s one thing I hear published writers say more than anything else, it’s the line “Write every day.” And to be honest, it seems like pretty good advice. But should we as writers write every single bleeping day? Well, I think you’ll get different opinions depending on who you ask, but personally I don’t write every day.

I think it’s more important to write consistently than anything else. Some days, you just can’t get the words in, and that’s okay. Maybe you have a wedding to go to and you’re the best man. Whatever the reason, it’s impossible to write every single day, but that’s not to say you can’t write consistently. I don’t write every day, but I try to do it consistently. That’s what really matters.

Now, I should conclude by saying that saying write consistently could turn into a slippery slope of non-productivity. Right now you say to just want to take one day off because you have a cold, but the next thing you know, you could be taking several days at a time off. So, it’s important not to fall into this trap. Write consistently, even if it’s a couple hours every other day.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to reblog and follow. See you guys next time.

–N.L., 2017


Author: napoleonlovecraft

Napoleon Lovecraft is a blogger and author from the suburbs of Maumelle, Arkansas. Born in 1988, Lovecraft is a lover of the fantasy genre. It is his goal to write in as many fantasy subgenres before he kicks the bucket, with stories ranging from short stories to full-length novels. His debut novel, Kingslayer, is expected to be a unique take on the High Fantasy genre, having been told in first person and aided with footnotes, not to mention the fact that it is set in a non-medieval fantasy world. Lovecraft is studying for his BA in both Professional Writing and Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He lives in Greenbrier, Arkansas with his family, where his dog and seven cats keep him in line.

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