Consistent writing

If you’ve been doing creative work you know that a creative muscle exists. Similar to muscles in the physical body, this creative muscle requires practice. Unlike physical muscles, once you stop practicing, it goes quickly.

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Lightning-fast.

There’s merit to consistency in writing (or any other creative art) that helps you keep going forward. Practice makes perfect, and that’s true for anything.

Watching YouTube videos every day makes you better at watching YouTube videos, as silly as that may sound.

Failing to write one day, means you got better in skipping writing the next day, and if this keeps going, you will find yourself behind schedule. So far behind, that you will most likely have to pull more than one all nighter just to catch up, burn out and be out of commission for a couple of days.

A situation that I experience way too often.

Avoiding this is easy, as long as you can put words on a page every day. I like to think of this as a math equation, where the difficulty of writing is exponentially larger if you missed a day.

Miss one day, relatively easy to start again.

Miss two days, it gets a bit tricky.

Miss three days and you are on your way to writer hell.

Avoid the hell

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Nobody said you had to be the best writer in the world.

You just need to write.

Write the silliest text that you can create, who cares?

Publishing is optional, yet encouraged. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting a reaction on your writing, even if it’s a bad one.

The most important thing is to keep writing.

Publishing and sharing the texts helps me get motivated, and it may have the same effect for you.

Try it.

Doesn’t hurt.

I promise.

Yours Truly,
Zoran S.

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Zoran publishes a blog post on Medium every day. He writes about whatever is relevant in his mind on the day he writes. Follow to get updates.

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Zoran publishes a blog post on Medium every day. He writes about whatever is relevant in his mind on the day he writes. Follow to get updates.

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