This column has become more exhausting than I thought it would be. I know that the word count is less important than the act of writing itself, so this one is going to come in criminally below 250.
Every writer I’ve ever asked for advice has said the same thing:
“Write every single day.”
You’d think that after getting that from accomplished writers, I would’ve started doing writing every day the first, second or hundredth time I heard it. But I didn’t. I’d tweet or text and rationalize that as my “writing for the day”. The only way you can say you have written that day is if you forced yourself to sit down and say something (anything) with the written word.
After only 22 days of this column, I’ve started to truly understand why it’s harder than it sounds, but also why it’s so damn important.
After February ends, the format I’ve given myself is going to change and look a little more like how the last two days have been; more creative and more free.
I’m not here to make excuses or about a goal that I set for myself. Whether it’s okay, or complete garbage, I just have to write. Every. Single. Day.