“Write every day. It doesn’t matter what you write, but just write something.”
How many times have you heard that piece of advice? As writers (more specifically, bloggers), we’re told that we need to write every day to keep our writing muscles strong. The idea is that the more you write, the better you’ll get at writing. It’s like a basketball player shooting hoops every single day. If he keeps shooting, he’s bound to refine his shot, right?
Honestly, I’m not so sure.
I used to think the advice to write every day was brilliant, but lately, I’m not so sure.
That’s because, as a writer, I know that writers tend to get stuck in a rut, writing the same types of things over and over. We develop little nasty habits over time (some try to call this “their style”), and by writing every day, those little habits and shortcomings we have as writers tend to only worsen.