You’ll hear it all over the internet, from the mouths of hundreds of authors and writers, and in hundreds of advice books: If you want to write, put butt in chair.
There are people out there who spout the “Write Every Day!” philosophy, and if it works for them, awesome.
There are those out there who write whether they have snot streaming out of their noses and can do nothing but mouth-breathe.
And the great thing about all of that is the one truth that… Writing is Rewriting.
There’s one thing these truths don’t touch upon though…. The hidden sickness. The thing that lurks at the periphery and hints at something wrong, but you just don’t know what and neither do the doctors.
It’s times like these when the truth about the truth becomes bullshit.
Sometimes, putting butt in chair is the last thing you need to do.
Sometimes that snot running down your nose needs more attention than the screen.
Sometimes the only thing you can do is walk away from the writing and take care of yourself.
I want to tell you one thing and I want you to realize this above all other writing advice out there…
IF THERE IS NO YOU, THERE IS NO BOOK/STORY.
So, for the sake of your health, get the hell away from that computer, stop feeling guilty and get yourself better!!