“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” – E.B. White
So, I am again here to tell you that I didn’t write a single word on paper since last month. No particular reason, just looking for a right moment or right thing to pen down. Looking for fodder for my new post, I literally wasted hours and hours and finally I found that there’s nothing called ‘the RIGHT thing’ to pen down.
Nothing exists like writing hours. It’s not important to write when your novel vein hits you but it’s important to write any day and every day. After dinner, before dinner, early in the morning, late in the night, in the bed, on your desk, with a drink in your hand or a coffee at your table, nothing matters, if you are sitting in a park with nature, or in your living room filled with kids or exploiting the last hour of your work like me, right now. What important is to write and write with discipline, write regularly and write every day.
The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. ~Agatha Christie
You can learn how to write by writing only. Sometimes life is hard, a bad day at work, fight with friends, arguments with room-mates, colleagues/partners, suddenly viral hitting you, so many things in routine. So what! Fuck everything and put everything on a piece of paper. Remember melancholy is writer’s best friend.
Writing is nothing different than a regular job or skill or getting master at a machine. You can learn a skill by repeating it again and again. And, who said you can’t make mistakes. Who said your every article has to be a master article. Go on! Make interesting mistakes, accept opinions from whom you genuinely respect and value. Let them tell you where did you do wrong. Accept it not to repeat and keep your journey on being awesome in writing.
Most of us, I mean we, bloggers are not professional writers or I should say full time writers. We work, some of us teach, some sell things for living, some engineers, doctors, consultants, the job what feeds us and we excel there as we are regular in it and we take it more seriously. Believe it or not but we need to make writing seem like a regular job and in this way only we can respect it and make more space in our life for it.
So I decide to write some crap every day! Maybe it’s not worthy enough to be posted here but it will for sure make a small place in my old notebook! Remember Anne Tyler once said,
‘The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.’