Writing is many things…but it is never convenient.
Even when there is plenty of time.
Plenty of inspiration.
Plenty of … [fill in the blank]
Even when the stars are aligned.
Writing is never convenient.
That is why it’s so important to write anyways. Whether you feel like it or not. Whether there is plenty of time or just a few moments here and there. Whether you feel inspired or bored. Whether the stars are aligned or whizzing frantically out of control.
How do you write anyways? Here are 4 ways:
1. Write the first word. Even if it’s “the.” Type it out. Write it out. Sometimes it’s like the key that starts the engine. Sometimes that first word will unleash a whole host of words. Sometimes you just have to start.
2. Take a break. Go ahead and read a few pages of your book. Go ahead and grab a snack. Go ahead and step outside for a little fresh air. Your mind will keep on working while you do. Sometimes you just need a fresh perspective.
3. Keep your focus. Don’t look too far ahead; that can be too overwhelming. Take it word by word. Sentence by sentence. Before you know it, you will have a whole paragraph down on paper…and then suddenly an entire book.
4. Don’t give up. Even when it feels hopeless. When you think that what you have to say doesn’t matter. When you’re tired and discouraged and you’re just about to quit. Don’t. Don’t give up. Ever.