Breathing Room for Writing

Are you a writer?  You know that it is often said that writing consistently is key.  This is something I wholeheartedly agree with, and if you have followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that.  Do you know what else is okay, perhaps even helpful?  Taking a break once in a while.

Writing may not be physically taxing, but it does take quite a bit of mental energy.  Sometimes we simply need to take a break.  This might be for a day or two, or even just a few hours.  Whatever the case may be, do not feel guilty for not clacking away at your keyboard if your brain is fried.

It must be stated that writers should write.  If you are a hobbyist and do not wish to write more than once in a while that is fine.  If you are professional or wish to become a professional than regular writing is a must.

Breaking out as a writer is extremely difficult, riddled with competition at every corner.  If you aren’t willing to put in the work, someone else will, and subsequently they will earn the success.  With that said, I’ve found that writing just for the sake of writing is good to a point, but one must know when to put down the manuscript.

There have been multiple times when I know anything, I write in that moment will ultimately get deleted.  For some people, this is part of their writing process.  Some people need to write crap in order to produce beauty.  For me, this is aggravating the writing process.  I need the occasional breaks, and if you’re like me, then know it is okay to step away for a bit.  Yes, there are millions of other people trying to do the same thing as you, but at the end of the day if you don’t do what it takes to produce quality content it won’t matter.  Besides, not all writers are your competition.

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  1. You mentioned writing crap. While the Delete key and I are old friends, one thing I do is if I write something and I think it has potential, but maybe doesn’t belong, I copy and then paste it into another document and toss it into a folder I call the “Slush” folder. even if I never use it, it’s still there. And you never know when it might prove useful. After all, even a turd can be polished!

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  2. Nice read. Good stuff. Breaks lead to new perspectives, new inspiration, new revelation (as does reading other blogs). I take breaks whenever I can get ‘em. Wife claims I was *born on break* though (not *born ready* but *born on break*).

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