Being a writer is tough. Endless drafts, endless edits, endless procrastination. If you’re struggling to write today, there are other writers out there who know exactly how you feel – and you can find them all on Twitter.
When you’re ready to write, but life gets in the way.
But I don’t want to go to the grocery store. I want to stay home and draft… #writerslife pic.twitter.com/kvDgrTyRGR
— Shara Lessley (@SharaLessley) May 16, 2017
When you’ve committed to your tasks for the day and your brain decides it’s the perfect time to give you some fabulous ideas – that you have no hope of being able to write down or remember later.
Why is it inspiration only strikes when I’m not sitting at my laptop attempting to write? #writerslife #amwriting
— Sarah Cahill (@igotablankpage) May 16, 2017
Sometimes, the struggle gets real.
“I hate writing, I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker
Well that’s the truth if I ever heard it.#amwriting#writerslife
— Allison A (@AllisonAWriting) May 16, 2017
Yesterday I was totally buzzing with #ideas & #creativity Today just want to watch “Homes Under The Hammer” then take a nap ? #writerslife
— A.R Vincent (@ARVincentWrites) May 16, 2017
Really, really real.
After 30 minutes of staring at the same paragraph ? #amwriting#writerslifepic.twitter.com/88pY66MXji
— Bobby Fisher (@bfisher_books) May 22, 2017
When you have responsibilities, but your writing keeps calling your name…
Wrote new words yesterday and struggled not to sneak in and write at #dayjob. Damn my #moral perpetude. #kolinmofield#thriller#writerslife
— Kolin Mofield (@KolinMofield) May 16, 2017
When you know you have to write something to make yourself feel productive. Anything… anything!
When you haven’t written anything for several days and decide to throw together a blog post to appease the writing gods. #writerslife
— Clare Smithers (@ClareSmithers1) May 16, 2017
Writer’s block. Enough said.
And this, my fellow writers, is the greatest example you will ever see of our average Tuesday night. #writersblock #amwriting #editing pic.twitter.com/NwHiyVYdLp
— Laura Foley (@LFoleyAuthor) June 1, 2017
When you’re not even sure if you like your writing anymore.
My dog is helping me write my synopsis. I swear that he’s already improved it. ?#amwriting #writerslife
— J. A. Patterson (@jacpatterson) May 16, 2017
When you think about how you came to be a writer…
Do you remember one of your first story, writers? “Derka The Witch” That was mine story#writerslife #writers #books #storytelling #Writer pic.twitter.com/xjOYXRBlhY
— Mad Maddie (@madziel_) May 16, 2017
Multi-tasking is a very difficult and very tiring thing – especially when there are deadlines to be met.
Trying to finish a few projects tonight. Seriously doubting my ability to get it all done in time. Aaarg. #writerslife #amwriting pic.twitter.com/BP3SiWAqmd
— Kelsey Stone (@scifistone) May 27, 2017
When you get distracted by your greatest writing fears and have to read over everything you’ve ever written from start to finish.
Repeating myself. My writing fear.#amwriting #writerslife #creativity pic.twitter.com/Vq9zvBhGY1
— DS Levy (@122cats) May 16, 2017
When you must embody Dory from Finding Nemo to meet your deadline…
Just keep writing, just keep writing… #writerslife #amediting #amwriting
— Katie de Long (@delongkatie) May 16, 2017
Realising that your fellow writers on Twitter will always help when you need some inspiration…
For anyone needing some serious #writinginspo, listen to this… https://t.co/6bd9UxtFK6@jk_rowling#amwritingpic.twitter.com/jiRVDCRr2N
— Alexandra Maher (@alex_maher) April 28, 2017
When something like this happens, and being an author is worth every sleepless night, every edit, every double-check and every do-over.
When a close friend you’ve known since age 6 tells you he’s read your novel & it brought him to tears…This is why you write. #writerslife
— Winnie M Li (@winniemli) May 23, 2017