Plus, I have chronic illnesses and fatigue I'm trying to find a cause for (so far, no luck.) There are days when I'm in so much pain that writing isn't an option. There are days when the pain killers I take make it so I can't keep my eyes open. There are days breathing is a chore. Writing doesn't happen. I quoted tweeted Mr. Gunn saying on those days I would love to be writing instead, but it just wasn't possible. I said write every day only seems to work when you're 100% healthy.
Then Naomi Barton, a twitter buddy, quoted tweeted it as well.
But still, I'm not a fan of write every day. In the original tweet, accountants was brought up. Sure, they go to work every day, but they also have days off. They clock out and don't think about their job.
Why is writing different? Why are we expected to spend every day and every waking hour writing words? Why are we guilt tripped for taking a day off? Do other artists have the same expectations?
Yes, it is good to sit down and make yourself write when you don't feel like it. Discipline is not a dirty word. It can motivate to the muse to start working. But writers aren't machines. We are human and sometimes we just need a day off to watch Netflix and not feel guilty that we aren't writing.