Many freelance writers come to their writing desks feeling less
than perfectly capable of writing their best work. It’s not necessary
that you write perfectly every day. However, it is essential that
you write consistently.
Some days, even perhaps most days if a writer is lucky and
experienced, she will feel in her groove and she’ll get a lot of work
done as a result. On other days, the same writer may feel totally
disorganized and unable to do her best work. This is all part of
I know there are days that I really feel off when I get to my
office. I feel like disorganized, anxious, and unable to focus. I do
have a routine that I follow on such days so that I get SOME
writing done. But I never count on the writing on that day to be
polished or my final draft. The next day when I’m feeling much
more focussed, I go back to that piece and read it over again.
So, don’t beat yourself up if you’re having a bad day. Take a
deep breath and know in your heart that tomorrow will be better.
So, rejoice and be glad!