The other day I read an interesting article about this, it was quite reasoned, the author saying he found it hard to write every day. What was more interesting were the comments, some of them totally ridiculous. I remember one spitting vile claiming if you didn’t write everyday then you would never become a writer (but in much stronger tones.) Others stated you pretty much write every day even if not on your creative work. Most of us must write for work or do something in social media. I don’t agree with either view.
As for me, when I’m on form, which I haven’t been lately, I do write most days. On a work day I get up early and spend time working on my book before anyone gets up. I’ve never believed if you write every day for five years you will magically become a great writer. If you don’t practice then you will never improve but then if you don’t critically evaluate your work, look at advice and see how others do it then you’re not going to improve. I like to think my writing has improved. I certainly read back work I did a few months ago and cringe with how bad it is.
So, my advice? Try and write regularly but also look at what you write, always strive to improve. One day I hope my writing will become passable, dare I hope, even mediocre.
Since writing this weeks ago I came across this article which explains in much more eloquently than I ever could. Take a look, it’s worth a read.
What do you think should you write everyday?