As creatives, we’re very good at coming up with ideas.
Unfortunately, many of us are just as good at coming up with excuses not to do the things we should be doing. Like writing, for example.
It’s much more tempting to come up with a handful of reasons not to write when we’re thinking about giving up the practice for good. You’ve been rejected one too many times. You’re not satisfied with the work you’re doing. People are being mean to you. No one is even reading what you’re writing.
I think it’s time more of us spend our creative energy coming up with reasons to keep writing, instead of excuses that keep us away from it.
So many people don’t realize, for some reason, that you can still write even if it isn’t your job. Even if your blog posts are private. Even if you don’t share your work…
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