When You’ve Nothing to Say

by Andy ScheerIMG_8031 adj

There’s still plenty a writer can do.

by Andy Scheer

Some days, you don’t feel like writing or feel overwhelmed by the tasks. Maybe this is a better day not to try to write. A writer’s life brings many seasons and tasks.

Maybe it’s a day to straighten your office, vacuum the house, or read a book you’ve been neglecting. Maybe its time to take a walk. Or a nap.

We can still be working on our writing even when
we’re nowhere near a pen or a keyboard.

The good thing about writing is we can still be working on it even when we’re nowhere near a pen or a keyboard. Without life experiences and time to reflect, our writing will be hollow.

All these other, less creative chores still need doing. They’re part of a writer’s life. As you weed your garden, wash dishes, catch up on your correspondence, or reorganize your bookshelves, your subconscious brain will still be working on your work in progress.

And when that season ends, you’ll once again have something to say.

About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.
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