What do you do if writing starts to feel boring?
What if you’re bored with writing about the same thing over and over again?
Since you usually write about one topic, people expect more of the same. But what if you no longer want to write on that subject?
We go through different seasons in life, and it’s okay for one season to come to an end and another to begin.
Writing shouldn’t feel boring. Writing should be exciting.
You don’t have to be an expert to write nor do you have to write about your expertise. You can write about anything.
You might be so used to positioning yourself as the expert, you’ve forgotten how to be a beginner again.
- Write about something fresh.
- Start a new pursuit, and share the journey.
- Explore a wild idea and see where it takes you.
It’s possible you just need a break. Take some time away from what you normally write about to rekindle your passion.
Don’t force yourself to write about something you no longer care about.
If you’re not excited about what you’re writing, you’re writing about the wrong thing.
Do you feel like you have to PUSH yourself to write?
Writing shouldn’t feel like an uphill battle. When you write about something exciting, you will feel PULLED. You can’t wait to write the next sentence because you want to see where it takes you.
There are two reasons writing is hard:
- You’re writing about the wrong thing.
- You’re trying to write the perfect thing.
The solution to #1 is to write about what excites you.
The solution to #2 is to understand writing is not hard. Writing something perfect is hard—and you should never try to write something perfect. Instead write something imperfect. Then edit it.
When you fix these two issues, writing will become fun again.
Remember, if you feel like you have to PUSH yourself, that’s a sign something is wrong. Take a step back and reevaluate.
I want to give you permission to move on to the next season of your life. Let go of the old, and write about something new.
- Write to learn.
- Write to share.
- Write to explore.
You don’t have to limit you writing to teaching, and you don’t always have to be the expert.
Write about what excites you.
Start over. Start something new. Become a beginner again, and iterate in public.