Wednesday, April 8, 2020

#AtoZChallenge - No Guilt Trips

Welcome to G-DAY of the Operation Awesome A-to-Z Blogging Challenge!  This month we're doing 26 posts on WRITING MOTIVATION

Are you burned out?  That's okay!  Taking a break from your WIP is sometimes what you need to recharge.  Or, are you letting your current WIP sit for the recommended 4+ weeks so you can go back to it with fresh eyes?

My part of our Writing Motivation theme is – Things to work on that still count as writing!
G – No Guilt Trips

Tired of the advice to “write every day”.  People telling you that you're not a writer unless you're writing every day?  NO GUILT TRIPS!  Do you work full time like me?  Maybe there simply aren't enough hours in the day.  Add in young children, and that's even less available time.  But if you WANT to write, you'll find what works FOR YOU.

First, here's some sites to help you if you DO want to get into the habit of writing every day.

365 daily writing prompts

The Teacher's Corner daily writing prompts

How to develop a daily writing habit

12-day plan of simple writing exercises

Here are some sites to help you organize your week if you do NOT write every day.

Be a productive writer, do NOT write every day

If you can't write every day, do this instead

“Write every day” is bad advice

Bad advice boogie – Write every day [Jeff Somers, he's awesome]

Come back tomorrow for more WRITING MOTIVATION!

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  1. I like the 'guilt free' writing advice. I'm of the opinion that discipline is good as long as it doesn't get in the way of creativity.
    Sometimes, a little free time can open up hidden reservoirs of inspiration.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. Not everyone is retired and have nothing to do but write. In fact, retired people might be busier than people who are still working. Some people can probably get more done writing just on the weekends than trying to write during the week when they're tired and cranky...


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