12 Reasons to Keep Writing Even When You’d Rather Do Everything Else

You can do it!

1. It only gets harder the longer you put it off.

2. Your excuses love to win. You don’t always have to let them.

3. Most people can push through 85% of their barriers if they just start writing.

4. You could start writing a future bestseller/viral hit today. You never know!

5. You like it.

6. Other people like it (or will someday).

7. Writing makes you whole.

8. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get it done, as long as it gets done.

9. In the end, you’re the only one standing in your way.

10. You won’t enjoy the thing you do instead of writing as much as you would if you waited until after you finished writing.

11. You’ll regret not doing it.

12. And you’ll feel much better once you do.


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.


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7 thoughts on “12 Reasons to Keep Writing Even When You’d Rather Do Everything Else

  1. Thank you for the encouraging words! You are so right. We are our personal hindrance and try to find excuses not to write or push through the challenges we face. Once we have started working, we will regret not to have done so before.

    1. Exactly. I can’t tell you how many times even in the past few weeks I’ve finally written something I should have finished a long time ago and thought, “Why did I wait so long to do this??” :)

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