I have trouble relating to the whole “gotta write fiction every day” thing. But I do have a routine.
I get up at 6 am on school days, make breakfast, then check email until the kids are ready for school, then after getting home, do whatever I am doing that day, usually at the computer starting around 9 or so, with breaks for housework, yard work, and tending to the animals.
I write (blog, journal, whatever) every day. It’s part of who I am.
But I can’t write fiction every day.
The desire to write fiction seems to come during warm months these days, but I never know when it’s going to happen. But an idea will come that I have to write, and I can’t NOT work on it. I have been known to work for eight or ten hours on a story a day for days straight when it happens, and not feel stressed about it at all. It’s fun.
Then I can go months without a single story happening.
If I don’t have an idea, it seems stupid to waste time sitting at a blank page. I just go read in that case, and sooner or later I’m blogging somewhere.
This lady seems to agree with me (very funny, safe for work):
One thing that struck me about this video is the idea of creativity coming from the divine, taking the pressure off a person to BE a genius rather than CHANNEL the genius.
Now if only I could get this genius thing to edit better …