Even I Still Feel Guilty When I Don’t Write. Here’s How I Deal With It.

That sounds like me, saying ” I’ve got to get this done, I’ve got to get this done, I’ve got to get this done.” and never getting the project done, because I ain’t feeling it. Thanks for this encouragement.

Meg Dowell Writes

Sometimes, I feel guilty when I’m convinced I “should have” written something, but didn’t.

The other night I opened a document to work on a project at the end of a very long week and just stared blankly at it for about 15 minutes. I quickly realized I had two options: Try to write and probably produce mostly junk, or close everything down and take the night off.

I instantly regretted that decision not to write.

Though I tried reading a book, watching a movie, and catching up on TV shows, nothing seemed to help.

I felt so guilty, so ashamed of taking the night off that I could barely sleep. I could have just written a few hundred words. I could have at least tried. But I hadn’t. And for some reason, that shook me.

There are many aspiring and working writers who feel like this every single time…

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