Confessions of A Writer #3 You Can't Always Write When You Feel Like It

As a writer who struggles writing on a daily basis, I also struggle with writing whenever I feel like it. There are some days where writing comes naturally to me, like a breath of fresh air. But there are also days where I can’t even get one word down without everything I write sounding like complete garbage. Or where my head is too busy thinking that I can’t focus on the act of writing itself.

I’ve been having a lot of those days lately. I’ve been struggling with putting words down, but I try not to rush it because you can’t. You can’t because otherwise, you’re sitting there at a blank screen frustrated and angry with yourself for not being able to accomplish something you’ve done so many times before. I know because I’ve been there.

I’ve been dealing with this struggle a lot lately. Where I can’t seem to get words down as naturally as I used to. Where every time I write, I can’t focus on what I’m doing so I do something else instead.

And that’s okay. You’re allowed to have those moments.

But at the same time, even when you feel like writing, you can’t always write. Not because you don’t want to or aren’t trying, but because sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes other people even who don’t understand the process of writing or understand that you can’t always write later when the words are there within arm’s reach.

And that’s okay too. Just do the best you can to write and always remember there’s always more days to fill up with your words that’ll make up for all the times you weren’t able to write. If you can’t write today, there’s always the possibility that tomorrow will be a better day to write for you.

And if not, that’s okay too. Because in the end, you’ll one day write again.