When we think of “use it or lose it”, many of us think of the physical body. And, I have to admit that I was reading something about the physical aspect of our beings when I thought of applying this to writing.
When I don’t write for a day, a week, or a month, then I start again, it’s difficult and frustrating; the writing comes out scratchy, not making much sense. But, then, as I sit there forcing out the words, pushing the bad stuff out of the way, it might take me another week or month to get it moving again, but it does move and the flow is active once again.
Think of writing as a muscle – it needs regular exercise in order to flow smoothly.
If muscles aren’t exercised regularly, they lose mass. However, once they begin to work and move again, they regain the mass…
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