How to Write When You Are Sick…

 

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I’ve been dealing with various illnesses for quite some time now. I feel as if I’ve become pretty adept at finding ways to write even when the world feels like it is turning on its head. And when I say that I mean it literally; among other things something I suffer from regularly is vertigo.

It can be really hard to formulate thoughts, write them down or even type when it feels as if you are doing everything sideways.

Here’s the key though: I write whatever I can.

I write whatever comes to mind. I write a vignette of my day, or even sometimes whatever comes off the top of my head. I write about what I’m feeling, my symptoms and how my day has been.

It’s important that no matter what happens you don’t allow guilt overwhelm you. As a writer you will feel as if you should be writing something else; your MS, your poetry, ect. But sometimes all you can do is eke out those few sentences, and THAT IS OK.

The important thing is for you to keep writing.

Have you ever felt this way? How do you keep writing even when you are “under the weather”?

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3 thoughts on “How to Write When You Are Sick…

  1. Thanks for the inspiring post! I usually try to stick to a daily word count, but when I’m feeling crook, my goal is simply to show up. Sometimes it results in writing, and other times I just stare blankly at the screen. But I do my best to show up. It all counts šŸ™‚

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  2. I love this post! Thanks for sharing Kaitlin šŸ™‚ I haven’t always been consistent with my creative writing, which is disappointing, but I always try to at least write a bit in my planner/journal to keep me going!

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