Not Everything You Write Has to Be Publishable

Meg Dowell Writes

This is my year of writing experimentation. While I have specific goals I’m working toward (finishing a book or two, writing 1 million words before December 31, you know, the usual), I’m also trying this new thing where I sit down and write whatever the heck I want to write in that moment.

This practice has changed the way I approach writing. Basically, it’s changed the whole game for me. And it could have the same effect on you, if you’re willing to give it a chance.

Last year, I really struggled not only to focus on my writing goals, but also in actually sitting down to write and enjoy that time. A lot changed in my life, and despite all these changes (all of them good), I continued on writing the way I had been for several years: Always working on something that someone else was going to see…

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