Some days, it’s hard to get motivated to write. Today has been one of those days. (Incidentally, this can be especially frustrating when it’s what you do for a living.)
I really dislike it when I don’t feel inspired or motivated; days when I’m not really sure if I’ve got anything relevant to say (although I’m sure some would question whether I ever have anything relevant to say).
Days like these, it’s really tempting to just skip it and veg out (or catch up on my reading).
But it’s also these dry moments that help me develop discipline as a writer.
It’s easy to check out and do something else. But it’s harder to stick with it, sharpen your skills and increase your understanding of your craft.
In some ways, it’s like developing a regular habit of reading the Bible. Follow me down this rabbit trail, for a moment… [Read more...]