Ordinarily, you would only write when you feel like it, when your creative juices are high.
The challenge with approach is that when most writers say: “I’m not feeling it, so I’m not going to write today,” they are really running away from some kind of fear.
I doubt that creative writers produce masterpieces every time they write. What they do is that they commit to writing every day instead.
Consistency comes before choice.
Once you have been writing for long enough that you have fallen in love with the practice, you can do whatever you want about your writing.
For me success in writing is not about public applauses, likes or retweets. Even if no one reads my blog, I will continue to write.
You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.
Writing every day has literally changed my life. It has increased my mindfulness, helped me journal my thoughts, helped me structure my thinking.
It is easy to write when you feel like it. The trick is to write even when you don’t feel like, to push through the resistance, the fear, doubt.
The trick is to face the blank canvas and wrestle with it.
Do your part, show up, every day on your desk, or anywhere with a page and pen and scribble something. If the creative spirit shows up, great. But if it does not, let the record show that you did your part.
So consistency is key.
The first draft of everything is always terrible. It is the consistency to keep doing it daily that improves your art.