How many times have you heard that? More than a few, I'll bet.
(Just about) every writing seminar, every class, every festival and every talk I go to, I hear someone saying that phrase. The last person to say it was Kate Rowland at the BBC Writersroom event.
It's always seemed like wishful thinking - the idea of having enough time and energy to write every day is a little optimistic sometimes. However, as you can probably tell, I've made a concentrated effort in the last month or so to write every day, as recommended.
It's made a big difference.
Even if all I write is a blog post, I know I've sat in front of my keyboard and used my noggin for a while. Thankfully it's not stopping at blog posts, though. As each day passes just now I write a bit more - I'm taking on more work, I'm writing lots of poetry (in Scots for some reason) for the first time in years, I've several film and TV ideas buzzing about, and I've felt optimisic enough to create a 3 month plan.
So, now I recommend it to you too.
Write every day.