I’ve been reading a lot about writing, trying to figure out how to write more. I often feel that I am full of things to say and have no way of getting them out of my head. My personal bug-a-boo is a concern that I have nothing new to add. All thoughts and words have been thought and said, and anything I add will be redundant.
Another concern is that I don’t know enough to write. I need to finish reading EVERYTHING before I can start writing.
Both of those feelings are pretty common. And neither is true. So how does one overcome such a block.
Write often. Plan your writing like you plan other life events, if that is what works for you. Write a few minutes, every few hours, if that is what works for you. Write in the morning. Write in the evening. Pick your time stick with it.
Write a lot. Put words on paper and don’t worry about perfection. Let your ideas flow. Let your nonsense flow too.
Write when you don’t feel like writing. That’s me, right there. I rarely feel like writing. I want to write, but it just doesn’t feel like the right time. Just like having kids, if you wait for the right time, it will never happen.