This Is For Those Days When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

when you don't feel like writing

Writing puts food on my table and pays all my bills, but there are still days I don’t feel like writing even though it’s the source of my bread and butter.

It happens to us all. It’s not every day you feel like going to work. It’s happens.

As a writer, or an aspiring writer, the following is for those days when you don’t feel like writing.

I always teach that if you want to make money online as a writer, if you want to earn a living through writing, then you must write about your interests, about what fascinates you, about what’s important to you, and build an audience of people interested in that.

That way, writing will come easy to you. You won’t find it hard doing it every day.

However, the truth is that even though you’re writing about something you just can’t wait to write about, even though you started a blog about the most interesting thing in your life, there are days you’ll just not feel like writing.

There are days, you’ll not feel like getting up to do what you need to do. Especially when you get started at first, especially when your aim is to make money through your writing but the money is not forthcoming yet. When you’re writing with passion, but no one is reading your content yet. Especially when you’re not getting the results you want yet. Then, even though you’re writing about the most interesting thing in the world to you, those days will make you feel like quitting.

Then you may even hate writing all together, because you’re not yet seeing the results. The title of this article is a quote from Mike Tyson. He said, “Do what you hate to do, but do it like you love it”.

That quote is one of the most powerful quotes I’ve heard anybody say because it perfectly tells you what you need to do in the above situation, when shxt is not going your way yet.

When you get started as a new writer, you’re like a kid born into a new word. You’re like someone learning how to swim for the first time. All your life you’ve only known about walking on land, but now, you find yourself in a new element. A new medium.

Now, you must learn how to move and stride through the medium. Especially if your aim is to make money through writing.

As far as I know, most of the writers I know today started writing for the money. Although some people just started writing just to document their thoughts, to document their experiences for others to learn from. But most people like me started writing for the money.

Now, when you start doing it, as a newbie, and that your aim of making money is not getting realized soon enough, you start getting frustrated, like the person learning how to swim for the first time but just can’t get it right.

It’s really frustrating, but if you really want to get the results in the end, if you really want to become a good swimmer, if you really want to make money as a writer, and write for a living, then you must “do what you hate to do – but do it like you love it”.

Even thought it’s not working, even though you’re getting frustrated, even though no one is finding your content yet, and reading your content yet, the only way you’ll succeed, the only way you’ll get the results you want and achieve your goal is to keep going. Just keep doing it, like it’s the best thing in the world.

Trust me, it pays off in the end. I’m a living testimony to that. It pays off. My aim and my hope is to be able to inspire as many people as possible to start writing, and making money online through their writing.

And I know for a certainty, that it will come to pass. If you want to join this movement, signup to my email list below, follow me on my social media pages.

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