But I’m also guessing that other days, you’re not exactly springing out of bed and jumping into your writing chair.
In fact, some days, writing can feel very much like a chore.
It’s perfectly normal, and here’s the thing: you’d be hard-pressed to find one big-name author who has never had plenty of days where writing felt like drudgery. It was the master of suspense himself, Stephen King, who said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Meaning you have to do it even when you don’t want to. That’s what separates a hobbyist from a professional.
And if it’s your dream to be (or you already are) a professional, published author, it’s important to treat writing as your job.
When you can bring yourself to sit down and get some work done on the days where writing feels like a bit of a slog, you’ll feel that much better on the good days, fueled even more by the enjoyment, creative wonder, and sense of possibility that comes with writing a novel, knowing that you are a professional and you are making progress, rain or shine.
And hey, the good news? Unlike a traditional day job, you get to set your own schedule!
I encourage you to join the Page-a-Week Writers Club—it’s a great way to get writing on a regular basis, meet and network with other authors, and turn writing into a habit—even if, like most of us, you’re busy busy busy! Join now