Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.
Could I live without writing? Well, yes I could but I would feel incomplete. I have tried over the years not to write, I don't have time, I could be doing other things...but still I write. I write now for publication and money. But for years I wrote for myself because I felt compelled to write. I like the quote "write only what you alone can write" this is an important statement when you feel like it's not worth it or you want to give up. Your background and life experiences add so much to your written word. No one has lived your life, write it.
Today, write about what makes your words unique. Write for thirty minutes about your unique background and life experience.
Now get back to work!...and submit, submit, submit. Submitting everyday is harder than I thought...
The Writing Nag
Labels: daily writing, Elie Wiesel