Monday, January 16, 2017

The importance of writing everyday

If it isn't obvious from my old posts or even just from the fact that I have a blog, I am a writer! I go through phases of writing fiction, but writing fiction is one of the things that brings me the most joy. Being a professional writer has always been a pipe dream for me, I've never really thought about it being an actual career until recently. And now, even with a book in editing and a blog that brings a very small amount of revenue, I still hold two "day jobs" to supplement my income. So, being a writer still isn't a career. I think the reason that I never wanted to write professionally is similar to how I felt about doing Theatre professionally. I knew that I'd get burnt out and stop enjoying it. That happened with Theatre and I'm so worried it'll happen with writing too. 

However for the last few years I have been challenging myself to write everyday in whatever form I choose. I can write a blog post, write in my journal or work on a story of novel. I've even been making time specifically for it everyday starting this year. I have class everyday at 10 am, so I've been waking up at 8 am, being dressed and ready by 8:20 am (on normal days it takes me absolutely no time to get ready) and then sitting at my desk with my coffee and breakfast, writing until I have to leave at 9:30-9:45 am. 

Writing every morning has done wonders for my creativity and my life in general. I love filling up journals and having daily logs to look back on in years from now. I also enjoy having a list of draft blog posts that can be scheduled for whenever that only need photos. And of course, the feeling of finishing a novel is one of the most accomplished feelings in the world. Starting my day with my brain thinking creatively has made me a happier person. I don't hate mornings anymore. I like waking up and even on weekends I'm up earlier than I normally would be. I get more productive time during the day and can relax when I get home without feeling like I've cheated myself because I'm to tired to write. 

I read an article once years and years ago about a man who wrote in a journal every day for 5 years and filled up pages per day about every thought in his mind, about what his wife made for dinner and what he did during the day. He said something about feeling unbelievable accomplished. I have been chasing that feeling since. I'll let you know when I get there.

To read more about my writing style or my process in publishing, check out this post


10 comments:

  1. I think that is amazing!! Can't wait to hear about how it goes for you in the future!

    Rachel | www.imperfectlyrachel.com

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  2. I knew writing was something I had a inner passion for because when I was younger I got bullied a lot and one of the few things that kept me sane was journaling. Being an author/public speaker will probably be a part time job for me and I'll have something else for my actual career :)
    I really enjoyed reading this post because I saw myself in this. Good luck in all your endeavors! :)

    Nikki O.| herdaringthoughts.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my gosh! We're so similar! TBH I love your blog too; congrats on your Blogger Recgonition award! Thank you so much for the comment! Let me know if you want to collab sometime! x

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  3. I once finished a journal and it was the most accomplishing feeling in the world; I can only imgaine what finishing a novel must feel like!!! :D

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    1. Maybe one day you'll find out... never say never :) Thanks for the comment! x

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  4. I used to write a lot a couple of years back, now I've kind of lost touch to it. There are times when I'd love to start again but then I just can't get anything out of my keyboard. That's when blogging comes to the picture, that has kept my creativity level up :D not enough for a novel though!
    I think it's amazing that you write!

    ♥ Jasmin N | Little Things With Jassy

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    1. Journaling is a great way to get back into writing! No one else ever has to see what you write! x

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  5. Wonderfully described about The importance of writing everyday .Thank you so much for sharing this informative post.

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