You know that whole thing about writing every day and how everybody should do it?
I’m not sure I really agree with that. I mean, I’m sure it works for some people.
But I tend to think it’s more like muscle training: occasionally, you have to give it a rest. If you don’t, your muscles don’t recover properly and your progress doesn’t properly get saved.
Not to say that I wouldn’t love to be able to write something I could fall in love with every day of my life.
Another big factor in my experience is inspiration. If you don’t experience life, you can’t write about it. You can’t glean the glimmers if you never stumble upon them.
Not to mention there’s that whole being able to achieve a proper flow state thing. The key to unlocking a flow state at will seems to be squirreling itself into new hiding places around my brain each time I think I’ve got a firm grip on it.
In other news, I’m reading Redshirts right now and it’s hella good. My first Scalzi book.
Anyhow, done rambling.
Have a continually and increasingly groovy day!