““Being a writer is complicated.”
“In what way? The plots, the characters, the words?”
“You feel guilty when you don’t write.”
“So when you write it’s okay.’
“Oh, no. I feel ever more guilty when I do write.””
Joseph R Kennedy https://www.facebook.com/joseph.r.kennedy wrote it the NaNoWriMo group. . .
I replied with. . . “I totally get this. . . I feel worthless when I don’t write, but guilty when I write too much. You can never seem to write when you manage to get those 5 minutes of your own time. . .”
The thing is how does one find balance with living life and writing. I mean I have heard of mothers/fathers working, doing errands, chores, dealing with kids and pets, and still managing to find time to get 2k words or more a day. I also heard of people writing 100,000 to 250,000 words or higher with NaNoWriMo. I just really don’t know how they do it.
I know sometimes I need more life experience and inspiration and I want to go out and get that, but I want to write too. Grrrr.
All I know is I feel unproductive when I don’t write. I mean I could clean the entire house, make a seven course mean, pay all of my bills, and I would still unproductive if I didn’t write that day. I know it sounds crazy, but I feel the most as myself in front of a written screen or with a pen in my hand.
So yes I feel guilty when I don’t write, and I really feel guilty when I do write. (Even now I know I have dishes to do, but I really want to write this blog.)