Some mornings I get up, and I just don’t want to do the work. It is a grind. But I also know that I will end up feeling better about myself if I make an effort. That effort sometimes starts with one word.
You are going to have those days when you just don’t want to write. Of course, the easy thing is not to do the work, to move on to something else because you’re not in the mood. But if we force ourselves to do just a little bit, we suddenly feel quite accomplished. Sometimes, those days can turn into our best writing days. It’s worth it to apply a little extra exertion and put down a few words.
This morning, was one of those days. I wasn’t sure what I was going to write today. In all fairness coming up with 28 posts that will hold your attention for a month is a challenge in of itself. The last week can be the hardest week of all, by this point I feel like my best ideas are spent. But I just started putting words on the page to see where it might take me. One word requires another word, and before you know it you have a sentence, a paragraph, a post. Just put something down on the page and follow the trail.
I’m not going to tell you it will get easier. Well, it might. But there will always be days when you don’t want to do the work. You have to be prepared for those days, you need a plan for those days. You have to have a few tips up your sleeve for the difficult days. Here are some tips when the words won’t come.
So I started this post only knowing that I wanted to talk about those difficult days. Hopefully, I have shared something useful. Writing is a struggle, and it doesn’t get done until you write that first word and take that first step. We have to fight against the silence especially on those days when we don’t think we have anything to say.