I am a writer that doesn’t write every day. At least not with fiction writing.
The masters (Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, James Altucher) and many writing gurus preach the same mantra: Write daily.
Well, I don’t.
I tried, with my blog and articles. I wrote ten ideas a day every day for 3 months.
But over time I felt ‘forced’, unnatural. Maybe I did it too consciously. It may be better and more in the ‘flow’ when one can write unconsciously.
I write in bouts. Weeks of non-stop writing then weeks of letting my manuscript rest (loafing) before I go into the editing and re-writing. By the way, re-writing is writing, and sometimes it is boring.
Do I feel guilty when I wasn’t writing? Well… sometimes. But somethings can’t be forced. Some writers will shoot me on this. “You must write every day! Every day!”
Friends and family said I have OCD. I know what I’m doing when I am not writing.