It’s not always easy to write. For me, lately, it’s been pretty hard. I’m constantly distracted (thank you, Internet). Or tired. Or I have other things I feel I should be taking care of. Or I’m just not feeling it.
It’s difficult to find a moment of silence when you have a full house and you work from home. It’s sometimes impossible to drown out the sound of my kids fighting right behind me or playing around with various car crash sounds on the keyboard.
And I fully admit I get frustrated when I can’t find the time to write. It seems like I shouldn’t have to fight so hard to get past the mom-and-wife stuff just to get a few words on the page. You know what I mean. You’ve felt it, too.
But that’s when you have to make a fresh cup of coffee, grab your headphones, blow the cat hair off your computer, and just go for it. Even if it’s not what you were supposed to be writing. Maybe you should be working on a freelance job or your next great novel, but you just aren’t feeling it at all. It’s okay. Even if it’s something that doesn’t turn out the way you wanted and you’ll erase it later (or the cat will). As long as you’re writing, it’s okay.