☕ chat: I'm at this point where I have no idea what to do with my writing at all or if I'm gonna abandon it again because my mind knows there are things that I should do that are important and writing doesn't fit the list..
Was that me? Did I sleep walk and wrote myself an anon message???
Same, anon, same. But look, the way I see it, yes, there are indeed more ‘beneficial’ or consequential things that we should do, should take care of, should put first. But listen, those times when we finish dealing with this other thing and we’re exhausted, it’s a good time to delve in our writing; those times when we’re dreading to start ‘the thing’ and we know you’re not gonna be productive there anyway, we write. When none of ‘the things’ are working out anyway, it’s a good time to write.
Because, yes, writing shouldn’t be a priority - it’s not. We don’t know where it is going. What’s its point. Planning anything other than plot sounds delusional there, most of times. Even the plot does, many times, really. But if writing is a part of you, if it’s something that completes who you are, if you’re out there doing ‘things’ but you’re thinking about writing, if you abandon it, but then find yourself back because of it, then write.
Maybe life isn’t all that great, maybe you can’t write at all times, maybe you don’t feel like writing constantly. You don’t have to. Don’t worry. Everything else gives you a deadline. Writing doesn’t really. Writing will wait for you whenever you’re ready, for however long you can stay until next time. Writing can’t wait on your list and take whatever spot you can spare it now, whatever spot you can spare for it tomorrow, in a week, in a month. With writing, it’s not make or break. It’s your low maintenance friend and you can pick it up wherever you left it the last time you left without feeling guilty. And that’s ok.