Saturday, August 13, 2011

If She Can Vlog Everyday, I Can Write

Seeing as how YouTube is such a big part of my life now, you'd figure it'd take time away from my writing, distract me so all the pretty words in my head would fade.

Not true.

There's a girl on Youtube, one of the partners who gets paid to upload content there. It's her job. Her life. Like writing is for me. Kate records and uploads a vlog onto YouTube every. Single. Day. I've been a DediKater for about two months now, but she's on day 270-something. She inspires me- I figure, If she can vlogs everyday, why can't I write everyday?

You see problems with this idea? So do I! While it's a nice thought, sometimes life gets in the way of writing. School is supposed to be my 'job' of sorts, my priority. Most teen writers understand when I say it most certainly gets in the way. And, just as Kate cannot always post a long video, I cannot always find time to write more than ten words.

Here's the thing: That's okay.

Holy Lisle says something similar, actually. It's alright if you can only write a few words or even no words at all. You shouldn't beat yourself up about it. I think the sooner writiers realize this, the easier writing gets! I've learned to cherrish the time I AM writing, not dwell on the times when I am not.

I also learn to utilize the time when I CAN write. Free time goes to writing at least a thousand words a day. It isn't difficult and I often end up writing a lot more, or at least setting up a scene for future writing time.

So, I guess the lesson is, write when you can. Don't feel bad when you can't; there's always tomorrow. :D

It's been a while since I've done this.