post-MFA Despair

brevitylogo435A friend just brought this article at Brevity to my attention about Post MFA despair. In it, five authors give some good advice including Robin Black saying:

don’t assume that the only way through a bad patch is to be banging away at the keyboard, diligently, every day—as so many advise. Sometimes what’s needed is a break. Do some gardening. Take a walk.

I know I don’t write every day. To do so seems near impossible–with work, dishes and all the things to wonder about. Do you write every day? Do you feel guilty when you don’t? I’ve just started not to feel guilty for not writing everyday.


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