The Pros and Cons of Writing Every Day

Writing every day might seem like a daunting exercise, but chances are you are writing every day anyway without even realizing it!  Journaling, making lists, sending texts or emails, and commenting on social media posts all require writing. As an author, you might feel like you have to write every day, but make sure you are not letting writing take over your life.  If you foresee yourself as being an author for the rest of your life, you should know the pros and cons of your everyday writing habits.

It can be a great thing to write daily! Putting “pen on paper” and getting your ideas down on paper is a healthy way to express yourself. Jotting down your thoughts (even if they are not neat and tidy) can also help to jumpstart the creative process and get your “creative juices” flowing. Free writing after surfing the web can be a fun way to dive deeper into the topics that you enjoyed the most, and it can help you understand what you are the most passionate about. The more often you write, the easier it will become.

Writing in moderation is smart, but writing until your hands cramp is not and also be mindful that too much writing can lead to mental exhaustion and  to medical problems such as carpal tunnel, so make sure you are taking care of your hands and wrists.

Everyone has a calling, and for some people it is writing. So we wish you success in your career as a future author and we look forward to hearing from you once you have written your book!