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Why we write every day

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If you aren't writing every single day, you are missing out on a great opportunity.

When we break it down

Taking the time to write every day opens up numerous opportunities.

If you wake up only to realize that today is not the day for you to be diving into your 60k length novel, then focus your efforts elsewhere. It doesn't matter where you decide to focus your efforts, the fact is, writing is writing. Making a point to write every single day is only going to flex that writing muscle, no, those creativity muscles.

And, because you have dedicated most of your time to writing novels doesn't mean you can't try something else.

How is writing every day going to help?

Let's have a moment of honesty, shall we?

How many times have you taken a break (I know I have) and when it's time to come back to your writing, it feels as if you hit a wall. The act of sitting down or jotting down some writing every day not only sets a habit for you but helps your writing skills flourish. You start to recognize patterns in your writing that work or don't work. You also start to switch up the vocabulary you use.

Practice your writing craft and it will serve you well.

Why not take it from some pros?

"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write."
--Saul Bellow

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
--Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

"Writing is its own reward."
--Henry Miller

To finish this all

Every well-known writer was someone who was once in your shoes.

With time and dedication, they came to the point that you want to be at right now. They sat down every chance they got to put words to paper, thoughts onto paper.

The question is, will you be willing to do the same?