It was 11:57 pm and I suddenly realized I hadn’t written that day.
I had gotten bogged down with multiple non-writing projects, enjoyed the beautiful day outside with my wife and kids, and spent some time alone reflecting on my business.
A productive day by most standards, yet here I was, feeling guilty. I’m a writer and that’s what we’re supposed to do every day, right?
The adage, “write every day” is good advice, but you know what? Don’t fret if you go a day or two, or even a week or two, without writing. Life happens. And even though I don’t consider it “work,” I typically don’t write on Sundays. I need a day of rest, even from writing, and I find I’m always fresher on Monday.
What about you? Do you write every day? Ever keep track of a “writing streak” the way hard-core runners have their running streaks? Do you ever take a week or more off from writing all together? I’m curious what works for you. Let me know here.