I have that line from Throw Mama from the Train stuck in my head this morning – “A writer writes, always.”

But it’s okay if you don’t write today.

I’m sure I’m not the only writer that feels antsy if I go too long without writing. And the freedom in drafting something new is incredibly exciting and always helps renew that joy when – perhaps – I’ve been struggling too long in revisions.

But most of us do something else that’s incredibly important in addition to writing – whether we’re working another job, marketing our books that are already out there, acting as caregivers, running a household, or just making sure there’s enough time for self-care, family and friends.

I am incredibly lucky that I love both of my jobs – my job as an agent, and my job as a writer. (Because, of course, after your first book goes out into the world it’s not like the work stops there…)

But you can love what you do, and still have it be incredibly difficult to find the time to do everything.

So it’s okay if you don’t write today. Do something for yourself, and come back to those pages fresh tomorrow.

Chicken Wants a Nap by Tracy Marchini

"A surprising gem." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Chicken Wants a Nap is available at Amazon, Barnes & NobleTarget and your favorite independent bookstore!

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