Sometimes there is pressure to publish.
I feel like if I don’t write for a day or two, then I will lose relevance (I assume I have some if people are reading my words). That is a lot of made up pressure. I write every day, but I do not always have something to post on this blog or my other blog. I sometimes don’t feel like sharing. Sometimes poetry eludes me. Sometimes I am just tired.

Are there other people out there (outside of a PhD) who feel like they need to “publish or perish?”



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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.