I have a friend who blogs about something every day. It's a political blog, so of course there is plenty to say, but a blog a day...really? I can't imagine it. That's why I agreed to blog with Romancing the Genres. One blog a month for each writer is very doable, and it doesn't drain my creative juices.
When it comes to writing, I find it can't be forced. It needs to flow from inspiration. Sometimes when I sit down to write I get stuck. That's when I go for a walk, dust the house or rake leaves; any mindless task that will keep my body moving but let my brain wander free. I work out the plot, come up with a new scene or sometimes, a whole new book. Then, when I'm back at the computer, I can't type fast enough to fill the pages.
At my day job, I'm an editor for the eyewear industry. So I'm writing articles, editing articles and shooting pictures. (That's me working in the photo.) Then, in the afternoon when my real work is done, I switch gears and write novels. It's my passion and doesn't seem like work at all but there's only so much time and creative juice to go around...at least for me. So writing a blog a day would mean something would suffer. But writing a blog a month...that gives me plenty of time to come up with something I really want to write about and I can do it when the inspiration strikes...on a plane, during a walk, in the middle of writing a press release.
How do you keep your creative juices flowing? Can you write everyday, whether it's a blog or working on your novel? Share your tips for staying in the creative flow.