Even though I consider myself a writer now, I still have so many days where it’s just not in me to actually sit down and write. I’m finding that I have to be in the right frame of mind and mood. I’ve read many articles where other authors don’t believe in “writer’s block” but I sure do. I’ve had it over and over. I’ve tried forcing myself to write but it very rarely ends up working. And if I am able to actually force myself, what I write doesn’t turn out so good. So sometimes I find that it’s better for me to just walk away until another day. Maybe spend the day doing research, commenting on blogs, or other writing related projects.
Then there are those days where I’m in the mood and have a story dying to come out… I suddenly turn into a dragon on fire and nothing is more enjoyable to me than to create, edit, and finish a new story! And when I actually throw that story in the mail to a publisher, then woo hoo, I am on the moon!
Does that make me a bad writer because my writing moods are so wishy washy? What is your opinion of what makes a good writer? And for those of you who don’t believe in writer’s block and just continue to write on those days, how does your writing actually turn out… good, bad, or normal?