Hi. I have something to say based off a post I just saw.
If you want to write everyday, that’s awesome. If you can write everyday, that’s great.
If you can’t write everyday? That’s okay. If you don’t want to write everyday? That’s also okay.
Tips for how to write everyday are so lovely and helpful, but if you just cannot do it? THAT’S. OKAY.
I used to be in a writing discord (which was really elitist to begin with, but I stayed, because it was the least of that in comparison to all the others I’d found so far) and everyday they’d post writing questions. Sometimes these were questions about writing in general, sometimes about your OCs, sometimes to be answered from your OCs perspective, etc. You get the point.
WELL, one day, one of the questions was: How do you help a friend who’s feeling demotivated with writing?
And this one girl’s answer literally PUT me into a position of writers block because her answer made me feel THAT bad about myself. She said something along the lines of, “I don’t. That’s not my job. If you don’t feel like writing, then sorry, but you’re not a writer. Real writer’s don’t have this problem.”
And no one said anything. And I just….
It honestly wasn’t until I made a writeblr and began to immerse myself into this little community that I realized that WASN’T true at all. If you can’t write everyday for whatever reason, even if you don’t WANT to write everyday, YOU ARE STILL A WRITER. YOU ARE VERY MUCH A REAL. WRITER.
Please remember that. “Real writers” encourage each other.