I was revising a chapter on a new writing project and I got bored.
Unfortunately, I started to feel guilty about it.
Daycare was closed due to the pandemic conditions we’ve all come to know too well. Therefore, every minute of the little writing time I could secure every day was as precious as my wonderful kiddo’s laughter.
I had to make the most of it, no matter what.
I had to be productive. Had to. Had to. HAD TO.
« But hooow », I whined. « Oh, I know, I’ll Pinterest it! »
About five minutes later, I fell back on my little writing corner chair, flabbergasted by the amount of writing productivity advice, tips, hacks and tools out there. I was even more « wowed » by the fact that every single one of the advice, tips, etcetera seemed to be the best one ever created by humankind.
There’s no doubt in my mind, dear fellow writers, that you are very well aware of it.
Why do we need the best this or that, I asked myself.
Why do we seek the ultimate best productivity tips?
Shouldn’t we look for the productivity tool that works for us and our writing life/lifestyle?
To summarize: why do we seek advice in the first place?