It’s easy to say write as much as you can, whenever you can.
Don’t go a day without writing, even if it’s for twenty minutes, ten minutes, five.
Write a novel, a poem, a blog post, journal.
Don’t plan too much or think too carefully about what you’re writing. Free write. Open your mind and see where it takes you. Just let the words flow. Don’t edit, just write.
But sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes you’ve got other things to do. Sometimes your brain is just too damn tired.
Sometimes the thing we want to do the most is the thing we sacrifice.
Maybe it’s some great sense of self-sacrifice, of putting other people before ourselves. Maybe it’s just fear. Maybe we don’t want it as badly as we think.
Whatever the reason, when you haven’t written for a while, it’s easy not to write at all. What’s another day when it’s already been a week, a month, a year. There’s always tomorrow.
Writing doesn’t have to be some impossible goal, the dream of publishing that worldwide bestseller that everyone will read. Write for you, for now, for the way it lights you up inside and makes you feel alive.
Don’t write every day if it’s too much. But don’t go without so long that you forget. Don’t forget how good it feels to be true to yourself and your passions.
Just write, a little, and you’ll know.
You’ll know that you’re a writer.