Write Every Day… A Rarely Followed Classic Advice.

Awhile ago I received an advice,“Write every day”. There’s nothing new here, it’s an age-old advice. It’s still great because it’s true. I agree, writing on daily basis is exceptionally helpful to budding writers like me. It helps you increase your vocab and learn new things. It teaches you to break off from laziness and write stuff, stuff that matters to you.

Perhaps writing stories become easier as you go on, your mind develops a fluidity and words flow. Whenever I am writing something with continuity I can feel the words flowing like a river but as soon as I skip a day or two it stops. Then I have to force myself to write and do it till I can feel the flow again. I have been blogging for a year and three months now and I have not written 100 posts by now nor do I have thousands of followers. Makes me look like a lazy person and I become one time to time. Just so you know, I love my blog and adore writing here being around people who write/take photos/share their thoughts is awesome. I am sorry for not being more punctual.

Write Every Day. Enid Bagnold
Writing is addictive.

If you want to hone your writing skills writing every day is really useful. Take a picture or quote and turn it into a short story. Story writing is really fun, especially when you love to hear from others or experience it yourself. In many cases, Writing every day isn’t possible. In my own case, I have a full-time job which takes about 11-12 hours of my daily life, 6 hours sleep, 2-3 hours house chores and 2-3 hours spent doing trivial things or being indolent. I write when I feel like, I don’t write daily but I think it’s an advice meant for me. Despite having things to deal with daily, it’s something I must find time for. It might be different for people who are already published and have manuscripts they need to edit, for them “write every day” may not be as important.

So here’s my only objective for this quarter of 2016, write more.

There will be more posts in the coming months. Also hoping to be more active on the blogosphere. Miss you all.

How about you? Do you yearn to write but struggle to find time for it? Does it drive you mad at times? Tell me in comments.

  • Tough advise even when I want to write everyday.

    • I have been too busy last 13 days due to heavy work conditions at banks and couldn’t write at all but I am still okay with it. I missed writing very much and kept making up scenarios in my head.. I think we may not be able to write everyday but still it’s fun thought and maybe even great practice if we get time. πŸ™‚

      Have a wonderful Sunday dear πŸ™‚

  • For me, it is very difficult to write everyday…..I would rather read and write alternately…..to get some more ideas……But yes, the more we write, the better our writing skills will become.

    • Yep, the more we write the better our understanding of our own style. It also gives some clarity and happiness like no other.

      Thanks for the comment dear πŸ™‚ See you

  • nice post, hema! motivating!!

  • Like you, I work full time and struggle to find time to write. After work I only get about 3-4 hours after dinner before I have to call it a night and go to sleep. A good chunk of this after-work time is taken up by reading blogs or researching and writing my next blog post. Last year, I found time to write every day – and wrote at least 500 words a day on any random topic or idea in my head. It was a good experience to write and simply getting into the habit of writing. But I eventually decided not to continue it after a year because work simply got more and more πŸ˜€

    • Aww.. We are on a similar plane here.. Even with all the troubles and time pinching, writing just seem so beautiful, it makes me feel happy.

      On another note, how’s your writing about the life in two different countries going?

      • Writing life here is slow. I do what I can do, knowing that if I can’t do it all today, there’s still tomorrow. Nothing wrong with going it slow πŸ™‚

        • Wonderful thinking my warrior princess… hehe
          Absolutely right!
          Have an awesome day Mabel πŸ™‚

  • You’re so right. We here this practically every day, and we read it in every writing magazine. I suppose if I ever become famous, I’ll say the same thing. “Write everyday!”

    Of course I don’t do that. whoops. I have though created a three column chart and placed it at the top of my current writing project–a novel. In the first column I put the date. In the second, I put the number of words completed from the previous day, then in the third column I place the number of words I’ve accumulated at the end of the day. Some days I have written over a thousand words, other days, twenty…or less. One day I’ve managed zero. Staring at the zero has the effect I wanted. I feel a bit guilty. πŸ™ Not overwhelming but there is a small sense of “I could have written at least ONE word.

    So that’s my system. thanks for letting me rant and rave. I enjoy your posts. and don’t worry about punctuality in blogging. It’s okay.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • A blank paper/screen is indeed a writer’s worst nightmare! I like your idea of putting down your accomplishment for the day in a three column paper where you can see it. For me, it would get a bit overwhelming but I think I have a long way to go. I try but I fail horribly at writing every day because I have to keep putting writing on the back seat for helping out family at times but I guess I have to change at that too, gotta write even when I am tired to the bones, having written gives immense happiness. πŸ™‚

      loved your long comment “rant” :p I think it’s interacting in the best way, just say what you want… Comment as long as you want πŸ™‚

      Have a wonderful week..

      PS. Sorry it took me a few days to reply, I was really busy with housing chores and couldn’t come online at all.