Today I’m starting a new series of blog posts, tentatively titled ‘You Too?’ In these posts I’ll pose a question that relates to a common writing problem and leave it to you, the reader, to answer it.
The aim is to get us all talking about how we each overcome the difficulties of a creative writing life. It’s a time to share our tips on how we keep ourselves creatively active.
Today’s question is: What Do You Do on Non-Writing Days?
While a regular writing routine is very important and writing every day is ideal, we all face days when we don’t want to write.
For whatever reason there’s something holding us back. Perhaps it’s fatigue. Perhaps it’s a particularly stressful day.
So the question is, what do you do on those days?
- Do you throw your hands up in the air, figuring this just isn’t your day and you’ll try again tomorrow?
- Do you push yourself through, trying to write at least a few words to keep up your rhythm?
- Do you replace your writing time with a different creative activity? (E.g. painting, drawing, origami?)
- Do you grab a book and spend your time reading instead?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you do?