A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
As I wrote fewer posts every week in my blog, I’ve noticed some changes in myself.
My whining — I mean observations
First, I was no longer thinking myself as a writer. Sure, I still write every day in the form of emails, blog comments, text messages, etc., but writing a blog post feels a lot different.
Second, although my life conditions was the same now as when I was writing every day, I feel less happy. In my own reflection, the closest reason that I came up is that writing itself is an act of creation, and we humans feel happy when we create something.
That said, when the act of creation is halted, it feels like some of our powers have been taken away from us. In this case, though, I’m the one who voluntarily gave that power away.
And lastly, writing words are more difficult (but not as hard as before I started writing/blogging). Now, I understand the popular advice on writers that one must write every day. Writing, like any skill needs to be practiced so that the writer will stay sharp.
The solution is easy. Like the title of the posts says, “I’ll just do it.” Meaning I’ll try to write every day again… being interrupted by….
Do or do not… there is no try.
—Yoda (the green Jedi master from Stars Wars)
OK… I’ll stop trying — I will do it.
I’m feeling pumped again….
I’m a writer. I feel happy. And, oh boy I’ve written a blog post again. You’re awesome reader.