Why You’re Not You When You’re Not Writing

Truth for me. When I’m not permitted to write or feel that my writing time/space continuum has been impaired, I feel like I’m suffering. That feeling of fulfilling my life’s purpose as I’m typing…yes. When it’s right, it’s sublime. Even when it’s bad, it’s very, very good.

A Writer's Path

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by Meg Dowell

For the first week of 2017, because of the new year, I did not write any articles. Clients either weren’t ready to assign them yet or they were having me work on other projects (because being a content creator means you get to write marketing emails too).

For many of you, this probably doesn’t sound like that big a deal. But you have to understand that the nature of my work resulted in me writing over 500 articles last year – that doesn’t include these blog posts. I write articles. It is what people pay me to do. And having already taken a week off of work between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, enduring another week without producing an article was like going without food: it was unbearable.

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  1. I am not where you are yet, blessed to be paid doing what I love. However, I am so passionate about writing that I miss my morning blog (when the reality of a j-o-b) intrudes, like a coffee addict misses that first cup of morning coffee! It’s hard to function for the rest of the day without my morning pick me up!

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