Writing When You Don’t Feel Like It

by Randy Murray on May 24, 2012

Tired, bone tired, head all fuzzy, and there’s just no way you’re going to drag yourself to your desk.

Get yourself up there, buddy boy. You’ve got writing to do.

Let me tell you, sister, sometimes it’s a damned difficult thing to sit at the keyboard and write. But writers do one thing. We write.

And if you want to be a better writer, you’ve got to show yourself that when you write, you feel better. Even when you don’t feel like writing, writing will make you feel better, and make you feel more like writing.

I have to teach myself that lesson over and over.

There’s something soothing to me to see the words appear on the screen, accompanied by the machine gun staccato of my clackity keyboard. It’s rhythm. It’s life.

Writers write. We don’t always feel like it, but we write.

What does Mr. Armstrong say about this? “I’m beginning to see the light.”

Sing it, Louis!


The Writing When You Don’t Feel Like It by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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