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To Write or Not To Write

Updated: Mar 11, 2019

There is a school of thought that in order to be a great writer you have to write "every day".

I might agree with that premise if you write for a newspaper or some job that requires you to write as if it is a mundane 8 hour job. But I don't think you need to write every day if your writing is entwined with your creative process. To do so would be to put an undue amount of stress on yourself.

I believe in writing when the moment is there. When I start writing a book I don't set a minimum word count, or set number of hours, or a chapter goal. I write until I don't want to write any more and I love the feeling.

Today I'm battling a cold. I've had it for two days now. Those past 2 days I didn't feel like writing. And obviously it wasn't because of the cold. Today I'm still sick and yet...I got a lot of writing done. Why? Because I wasn't constrained by some one person's individual rule.

Writing is your art form and no one else's. Don't let them dictate how you achieve it.

*cough* back to bed.

Jerrimiah Stonecastle

Stonecastle Publications LLC

"Throwing Stones at a Glass House"

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