13th June 2013 – There is a simple and very obvious reason why you should keep writing even if you think your work is terrible. Because the more you write, the better you will get. The more you write, the better your writing will become. The more times you sit down to write, the easier it will be to sit down and write.
More writing = More writing.
It is for this reason that I am not completely scared out of my mind at becoming a writer. I know that if I commit myself to writing every day, even if I am having a bad time, not producing anything or finding myself crying out in a fog of self loathing – If I work through this – I will get better. And so will you.
Do you write everyday?
Some days are so hard you think all you will be able to write is your own suicide note. Or an apology text to your boyfriend for loosing it at him when he mentioned that maybe you might want to take a break. Today, is a particularly bad day for me too. Everything on my list that I wanted to achieve has not worked out. Doing a chapter proof on my manuscript has only made me realise how terrible the whole novel is going to be, weather or not I tell it from the first or third person. ‘Who cares I think, when no one is going to read it!’
So I am writing this article. Because I know I should be writing. Because as soon as I stepped away from the things that weren’t working and realised that I still needed to be writing, this article just came out.
I am so glad that I didn’t give up.
I hope you don’t either.
What are you going to write today?