1. If writing isn’t helping, you don’t have to do it.
2. There aren’t prizes for pushing yourself too hard when it isn’t a requirement.
3. Things always get better. Always.
4. You’re not going to create your best work when you aren’t feeling your best. It’s OK.
5. Yet, sometimes writing can turn negative emotions into something worthwhile.
6. If you don’t feel better after writing through your emotions, that’s also OK. You tried.
7. Be kind to yourself.
8. If it feels like you’ve hit the lowest point you can, then it’s likely things won’t get any worse.
9. You’re allowed to feel all the feels.
10. Breaks are good for the body, soul, and mind. Take a small one.
11. It’s OK not to write today.
12. It’s OK if anything you do write today doesn’t turn out as good as you hoped it would.
13. No one writes well all the time.
14. Sometimes all you can do is your best — whatever that might mean for you today.
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 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.