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Watched Getting Back To The Joy Of Writing

Watched Getting Back To The Joy Of Writing ✨💻 WRITER RESET from YouTube

This is it! It’s time for the writer reset series, and I’m taking you along on my journey to rediscover the joy and passion I once had for my writing, finish…

  • Tool refresh
  • Updating writing space and practice
  • Reading craft books
  • Creative play that isn’t writing
  • Lifting mood with music
  • Reconnecting with community
  • Eating well and taking care of herself
  • Walking and talking or thinking to figure out story problems
  • Organization (oh what, you mean having my writing shit in a pile on the floor makes it harder to write? 😂😅)

Book: “Goodbye, Things” by Fumio Sasaki — everything around your house has a message for you –> invisible to do list (this rings very true)

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A dream of leisure

Liked Against Mythologizing the Practice of Writing by Amber Sparks (Why Be Happy When You Could Be Writing)

These “how I write” pieces, for example, have almost nothing to do with being a writer, and the reasons they’re shared have very little to do with being a writer. They’re actually about the dream of being freed from economic anxiety and the wheel of capitalism, and from the various demands on us from our families and loved ones. They’re a dream of “being just a writer,” which is less a dream about writing than a dream about leisure.

I think part of finding happiness is wading through the mystique we’ve swathed something we want in and uncovering what it is we truly want at the core, then accepting that want, whether it’s what we expected or not. Sparks is onto something, that many like the idea of having written, or dream of the mellow, artistic lifestyle of an idealized writer’s life, but the writing itself may be superfluous. Sometimes you think you want something, then realize you were mythologizing your conception of it, believing it would fulfill some other need — but figuring out that need itself is more useful than imagining what-ifs.


The Goldilocks word count

Bookmarked How Much Should You Write Every Day? by Tobias S. Buckell (

I’ve been playing the game by lurching from one crisis to another, but in my mid thirties, without caffeine, getting tired from burn out when the sprint and rest cycles add up, and after going through a spot of career burn out a few years ago that I had to rehab from, I set out to write a novel without the constraints of a deadline to see what my natural rhythm was.

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