Writers tend to be WAY too serious sometimes. And I know
with July NaNoWriMo, this sentiment will be no different for a lot
I will TRY not to be that way this time. I find that I get SO
uptight that I don’t give myself any breathing room when I get
into this writing competition. I just sit and write, day in and day
out. I don’t reward myself for good behaviour, for getting my
goals accomplish, but I really hack at myself if I don’t get the word
count that I SHOULD get done on a particular day.
The best way to proceed as a writer is to be kind to yourself.
You should be your own best friend and you should make sure
that you don’t undermine yourself as a writer just because
something goes wrong during one day or one week of writing.
I have gotten to know a good number of writers over the past
few years and I have seen first hand that they are usually very
hard on themselves. They don’t give themselves a break nor do
they think that they deserve a break.
Writing is one of the most difficult things that we could do.
Writers are usually the most angst stricken people that you will
come across. This is probably due to the nature of the profession.
They feel just uninclined to be nice to themselves and they LOVE
to push themselves to the point that they feel trapped in their own
heads, so to speak.
I write about this today because I am very hard on myself as
well as a writer. I think it is very important for all of us to lighten
up and have fun and be kind to ourselves. If we aren’t kind to
ourselves, who will be? Now that’s a REAL question to ponder,
~ Be Kind, Write, and have fun!