If you’re an aspiring writer waiting for his/her masterpiece to just flow someday, this post is for you. Today we’re discussing how there is no ‘perfect time’ to writing and by waiting for it you’re just letting valuable time go by. If you’re a writer, writing is your purpose in life and any moment you spend not writing is a disgrace to your craft and your purpose. So Start writing Now! because good authors never waited for the perfect time. shake up your pens and get to writing, because there’s no point waiting for the perfect time, and here’s why –
There Is No Point In Waiting For The Perfect Time To Write:
Writing demands your mental energy
Writing is an intense mental activity, it demands not just time and effort but also your mental health. If you’re pre-occupied with a story, you’re in a sense living it in your head The characters, their lives are constantly reverberating in your head, and it can get exhausting. So it’s easy to just switch off, but that isn’t how good books get published. If you want to write, you have to write.
Writing doesn’t have deadlines
When you’re writing for yourself, no one asks you how much progress you’ve made. You have to be your own boss and keep yourself accountable. Procrastination is easy, but waiting for the perfect time because there’s no deadline isn’t the solution.
It’s easy to let writer’s block take over
Writers constantly rave about the writer’s block, and as a result it has obtained much more attention than necessary. It’s so simple to say you have a writer’s block and will start writing when it ‘goes away’. But that is a myth. Writer’s blocks don’t go away unless you push them away. Instead of waiting for some inner motivation, start writing, even though it’s bad writing. Badly written words are still better than no words.
You can go on tangents easily
Since so much of writing involves thinking and imagining, it’s really easy to go on tangents and start thinking about other things. Plus most writers are also quite dreamy and imaginative, which means various ideas catch their fancy at the same time. But staying focused and working on your project instead of letting other ideas take over is key.
Great ideas are hard to come by
If you’re waiting for a grand idea that will make perfect sense and enable you to easily and seamlessly write a great book, you’re in for a rude shock. Most ideas start off as small what-ifs and inspirations in little things. It is then upon you to capitalize on them, develop them and fully flesh them out and that requires you to stop waiting and start writing.
The only way to be a writer is to actually write
Writing is a highly romanticized concept. Everything from age old conventions and Instagram aesthetics dictate that writers have a nice desk overlooking a great scene to write. Most writers dream of writing in Rishikesh cafes or Kashmiri valleys. While such things do help, there’s no point waiting for it. To become a writer, you need to write, and everything you require for that is your laptop (or pen and paper) and your beautiful mind.
Creating anything demands consistency
Writers don’t become writers by writing in patches. Consistency is key. You need to push yourself to do your best and show up for the job, even when there is no boss. You need to hold yourself accountable and tell yourself that your great dream of publishing a book isn’t going to happen unless you really work at it. Even when the going gets tough, as it often does for writers, you need to keep that mental muscle working. And I promise, you will fulfil all your dreams.