The more I write, the more it’s becoming obvious to me that I am the kind of writer that needs routine. If I don’t write every day, a week or sometimes a month will pass and my word count will be sat at zero.
There are days when the words pour onto the page and others where even getting to a hundred words is like taking a walk through treacle but it’s still a hundred words more than I had before I started. However, is it a waste of my time to write for the sake of getting words down on paper? For me, no. Some writers are of the opinion that writing every day isn’t the best thing and like to wait for inspiration to strike or write on fewer days for longer bursts of productivity. It is whatever works for the individual.
How do you feel about it? Is it more important to simply get words committed to the page, even if you end up deleting them after or in editing or is it better for your creativity if inspiration strikes first?
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