A writer should be writing. Right?
I bet you were expecting something juicier than this. Well, be patient. That may still come at a later date.
Can I still call myself a writer if I haven't written anything for days on end?
Everyone has breaks from their jobs—shouldn't that be the same for us?
Then I realised something.
Writers rarely have a break. I write every day. Sometimes not anything major. Sometimes just a simple note to embellish on later, research, a blog post (yeah ok, we know THAT doesn't happen often), a poem, short stories or parts of a short story and let's not forget, tweeting totally counts as writing.
So my confession was shameful...but upon further reflection I realised it isn't actually accurate.
Writers are often plotting in their heads as well so even if our fingers aren't scrawling across the page or tapping madly against the keyboard—we are still working. Staring into space is harder than it looks and yes, it is essential.
So next time you see a writer just sitting there with a cup of tea or coffee, they might not talk or move for hours—be kind and offer them some chocolate.
Next week is favourite movie which is going to be super hard. I have a few! I might have to organise according to category.
Have a great week!