Writers are sporadic creatures. We extremely work hard at our writing, every day. But it’s the same thing day in and day out. My blog would say: 1/1/2017 – Wrote today. 1/5/2017 – Wrote today. 1/12/2017 – Wrote today. You get my picture?
Then, all of a sudden, we reach the end of our task. WooHoo! Something to Blog about! Yay! Big finish. We might go out and celebrate. Lots to blog about there.
Start the next task: 1/13/2017 – Edited today. 1/17/2017 – Edited today. 1/23/2017 – Still editing. And so on. Not much changes day to day until we reach the end of our chosen task. Oh, our day might be punctuated by going to the store or our weekly writers’ critique group, but that’s it.
Writing is solitary. Most of us are extreme introverts. Putting ourselves out there is hard enough without having to deal with an unchanging daily life.
Marketing experts tell us we have to blog 2-3 times per week.
Blog what? 1/30/2017 – Edited today? Is that what they want? Is that what our readers want?
I don’t think so. I know there are sites that detail things we can blog about. Yes, sites that blog about what to blog. Cool huh? Takes time away from writing to research these, though. Which daily life already tries to steal. Again, I don’t think that’s a good option.
We’re writers. Our job is to write.
So, the final word here is to be patient with your writerly friends. Sooner or later, we’ll raise our heads enough to post something.
#writing #wendylkoenig #fiction