inspiration vs regularity

August 30, 2006

My blog seems to work like this: A dry spell of about one week followed by a rush of posts, then a few days of daily posts then petering out again. I don’t necessarily think there’s anything wrong with this, but it leads into the old dilemma.

Should a writer write regularly or wait for inspiration. Sometimes daily writing just for the sake of it, can be bland and boring. You might annoy your readers. I guess most people who write about writing say it should be done regularly. Just as any real musician should practice every day.

The solution to this dilemma, as is the solution to many dilemmas, is both. Write regularly, AND according to inspiration.

I’m finding the solution to many conflicts or dilemmas is to accept that both sides of the problem are true and valid. We arrive at a greater truth by consideration of opposing views. I think that is called

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