I’ve been trying to write a poem or short story every weekday for the last few weeks, and all in all, it’s been pretty successful. I’ve missed a couple days here and there, but I’ve forgiven myself for that.
However, I recognize that while overthinking is usually my go-to move to the point that I usually never get anything done, I also don’t want to underthink this. I want to write beautiful, meaningful poetry, and I want it to always be getting better. Progress can be made simply by doing the thing consistently, but greater progress is in intentional pursuit.
What are things you do to get better at writing? Does anyone have suggestions for things that can be done to become a better poet?