Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Do you write when you're not in the mood?


Maybe a more direct question would be: Do you write when you don't feel like it? 

If only there was a direct answer to that question...

I would have to say: Yes and No.

The key to completing a writing project is to plan for time to write each day or week. However, what if you are sick or going through a difficult time in your life? Do you write anyway, regardless of your circumstances?

Well...sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.
I find that if I am feeling icky, as in not feeling 100% in my physical body, I can still write and write well.
I have also found that if I'm REALLY sick, I can not by any means put the words together to write at all!

In addition, if I have something really heavy weighing on my mind, I have a hard time writing. If I have minor things on my mind, I have no problem setting them aside to write and sometimes, just sometimes, writing will help me get through the circumstances and I will feel better as a result.

Only you truly know if you are capable of writing according to how you are feeling. What is right for me may not be right for you. You may find that writing will help you feel better no matter what you are going through in your life.

The only way to know for sure is to give it a try.


  • Always stick to your writing schedule.
  • If you are unable to write because of sickness, rest and try again tomorrow.
  • If you are dealing with an emotional issue, try to write. It may help you through.  


Let's discuss outlining books 

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Family history and traditions with Author Deanna Martinez-Bey 

Book review: Point Of View


  1. This sounds, pretty much, the same way I approach it. And often when I don't want to is when I need to. Of course, that's not factoring in feeling sick. In a way, it's kind of like exercise. If you just don't want to, but you go ahead, you often find it is just what you need.

  2. Yes! I agree on both counts! Exercise and writing... :)