WHAT TO WRITE WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE WRITING
We all have those days when nothing motivates us to write. Our brains feel empty as we try to muster every inch of strength we have in our minds to come up with a decent sentence or two with the hope that it would keep us going.
But, nothing. A blank sheet on our laptop. A blank piece of paper with our pen beside it.
Yet, we feel the urge to write. Because we know that continuous writing sharpens our skills. It keeps our minds sharp. It’s our attempt to make sense when nothing else around us does.
So, what to write, then?
ANYTHING! WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING THAT COMES TO YOUR MIND!
There is no law in the world that restricts us to write a particular topic on any day. Of course, workplace requirements might direct what we have to write to meet a deadline, prepare a report, publish content on the net, etc. But for our personal development and sanity, we have the absolute freedom to write about anything.
Want to write about dogs? Do it. Cats? Go. Your favorite snack? Sure, why not. Pink-tailed unicorns that fly and fight? Be my guest.
However, whether or not to “publish” what you wrote is a different matter entirely. Your own discretion is the best judge to decide if your 500 page rant on ridiculous oil price hikes over the week is worthy to be read by virtually anyone on the net-your family, friends, co-workers, boss, you get the idea. There are ‘unofficial’ standards on what comprises a good reading material that gets read and shared by thousands or even millions of internet users and your essay on what your dog ate for breakfast this morning and how cuddly you think he looked after that is not what other might want to read.
Your call, in short.
Now, I’m not saying that what you write when you don’t feel like writing is crap. No. Far from it. But some things are better kept private and used for personal development and reference in the future.
Writers write the crap out of anything, they say. Let nothing disappoint you from writing absolutely anything when you feel the urge to churn out those words but nothing seems to stick.
Let your thoughts wander and you’ll be pleasantly amazed at where they could lead you.
Now, if I could only find that shiny sword made of otherworldly magic-infused crystals so I could save the world.