Did you know that if you Google "You should be writing" in images, a whole bunch of man candy directing you to write pops up? Amazing!
But, that's not what this blog is about--not completely.
Today, I just wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Nathan Bransford's post from a few days ago.
In which Nathan makes it perfectly clear that a writer need not write every day to be a writer.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am not an every day writer. Not even an every other day writer. I'm lucky with the new day job schedule I've got, if I can write two or three days a week--and then just a couple of hours on any given day.
But this system has worked for me. Sure, I'm not as prolific as others, but I wonder if it's my writing schedule or just the way my brain percolates. For example I've been working on the endless rewrites that are my Bix. And recently I came up with some replacement chapters and I love them. But they came out of my daydreaming/driving time. Not because I was poised over a keyboard.
Would I be a more prolific writer if I wrote every day? Mmm. Probably. Would I be a better writer? Not necessarily. At least I don't think so. Maybe it's my way of justifying my not writing every day. I don't know. I do know that with my present schedule, there is no way humanly--or Margie humanly--possible to eek out an every day schedule.
I just came off an eight day work week. Sure, I have four days off in a row. But today--that first day off--I've basically been mummified on the couch. I am too old for this sh--stuff. Working eight days, off four, work seven, off two, work eight, off four. It sounds good in theory--until that 7th or 8th day.
So, again, many thanks, Nathan, for helping me lose the guilt that comes from not writing every day. Bless you.
And a little plug for Liz--go get her book, The Girls of Tonsil Lake. It's free! And it's great.