An Alternative to Pushing…

How’s your week been so far? Last post I mentioned that sometimes I’ve had to push through days when I don’t really feel like writing.

That’s what differentiates professionals from the amateurs (which literally just means someone who’s unpaid). And I’m at the top of the list of people who need to hear that–over and over if necessary.

Sometimes it’s good to review these things.

I want to bring up what I’d said yesterday, because I jumped ahead…

If you have some time when you’re writing your fiction, emails, or what-have-ya and you can take a break from it instead of pushing through–you should.

Method three that seems to work for me (and others) is to switch projects/types of work to give yourself a break.

Sometimes if you have to force yourself, you can start with something very small–just a few sentences.

Or start something new–anything you can do to keep going. Like a bit of a character sketch, a P.S. for an email, or writing a blog post, if you blog.

If you get stuck on a project, it can feel like a brick wall–especially when it smashes your nose. You can rest, switch, or batter the wall down. Try out a lot of different methods and see what works for you (even if it’s taking a hot bath and coming back to your writing later).

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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