25 Reasons to Keep Writing, No Matter What

WRITING IS FUN!

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  1. No first draft is a good draft.
  2. There is no such thing as a perfect story.
  3. The only ways to write better are to write more, read more, and never quit.
  4. A day without writing is just a day without writing. A lifetime without it would just suck.
  5. If you don’t get this idea written down, you’re going to implode.
  6. It’s OK to be a little tired.
  7. Impostor Syndrome is real. It shouldn’t stop you from creating, though.
  8. People are mean. Keep writing anyway.
  9. People get jealous. Keep writing anyway.
  10. You’ve come so far. You still have so far to go.
  11. You have so much more to learn.
  12. You have so much to teach others.
  13. You have so many stories to tell.
  14. Someone out there thinks your words are amazing, even if you don’t.
  15. WRITING IS FUN!!!!….MOST OF THE TIME!
  16. You’re not you when you’re not writing.
  17. Writing puts into words many things we just can’t say out loud.
  18. You can’t call yourself a writer if you don’t write.
  19. Failure is how we learn, grow, and move forward.
  20. Every small achievement is a success.
  21. Words bring people together, whether you see it happen or not.
  22. Whether you reach all your goals or not, you’ll have done something that made you happy.
  23. Because it was your first love.
  24. Because you’ll always love it, even when it’s hard.
  25. You never know — your dreams might really come true someday.

Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a nine-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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