Writing even when you don’t feel like it

Every writer at some point don’t feel like writing. It could be exhaustion. It could be that he or she has no idea what to write about. The creative well has ran dry. Or in some case, just not feeling well and want to rest.

For me, I really didn’t know what I want to write about today. And the flu has caught me. Sleepiness and lethargy is all I feel.

But it’s important not to stop writing because the alternative of finding excuse to stop writing is just the worse thing you can do.

So what do you do?

Well, you can write about not feeling like writing. That way you are writing about something. And it’s definitely better than not writing. Precisely because of that, this piece of writing is here.

And of course, different people has different process. Some could pick up writing and letting it stop for a while without issue. Some will find themselves struggling going from 0 to 100 in a second and the constant act of writing is what kept them going. Just like a shark. If it stop swimming it will asphyxiate.

So you have to be honest with yourself. Which camp do you fall into. If you are like me falling in the second camp, then you better don’t stop. Keep writing. Find something to write about. For example, it could be even about the new pen you just got from the stationary store. You’d be surprise at how much words you can churn out talking about a pen.

Now that I put that idea out, it’s probably important for me to take my own advice. Rather than me writing about not feeling like writing only to make me wonder why I’m even writing about that.

Weird brain.