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If You Are Struggling With Your Writing

Today I didn’t have much time to write and wasn’t really in the mood. But I’ve committed to write every day, and not to take it lightly.

I sat down and got one double-spaced page written. I did it quickly and put it away. Not sure if it’s any good, but tomorrow I can take a look at it and I know there will be something in it that I’ll keep.

If you want to write and you’re struggling, just do something. Don’t get it in your head that you have to write two pages, or 2000 words, or to sit there are write for three hours.

Do something. Do it every day. Focus on what’s in front of you, not how many days it’s going to take to get it all done. It all adds up.

I’m submitting the next manuscript on July 1. Can’t wait to tell you all about it when there’s news.


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  • Deb Schiff June 13, 2013, 4:23 pm

    Great advice, Josh.
    I had a mentor who was a published best-selling fiction author who used to say, “Real writers write every day.” Even if you’re dashing off a few lines in a journal, it’s still writing.
    Always glad to see you’re updates, especially when they’re exciting ones about your books.

    • Josh Hanagarne June 13, 2013, 4:31 pm

      I like the principle, but there are plenty of “real” writers who probably couldn’t care less about writing every day. It’s what keeps me going. And if you’ve never tried it, and there’s a struggle, it’s certainly an easy experiment to try.