Inspired Writing vs Just Writing

I haven’t been posting as often lately because I’m writing! Yay! I write every day but I’m finally writing a story that has me in its grip. (This is the story I started to write on the plane that I posted about on August 30th.) As a result, it is taking away from my blogging time.

This brings me to the topic of inspiration. I realize that I can’t just wait around for inspiration to strike and I should just write every day whether I feel inspired or not. And I try to do that. Yet I’m discovering over and over again that when I’m really inspired, the writing flows. When I’m not particularly inspired, the writing feels forced and like work.

Does this affect the quality of the writing? When the writing isn’t really inspired, does it need more revising?

I wonder if the writing is any better one way or the other? Can a reader tell the difference? Are there any studies about this?

What have you experienced?


3 thoughts on “Inspired Writing vs Just Writing

  1. I think forced writing leads to inspired writing

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