Friday, April 18, 2014

Writing - Resistance

For some reason, when we go to write we end up facing all kinds of resistance. We have "voices" in our heads that tell us it is a waste of time, or that we have no talent, or that we have nothing to say that keep us from writing. We have doubts and insecurities that keep us from writing. We also have physical things like work, other people, and email that keep us from writing. How do you overcome this resistance? You write! You put your butt in a chair and put words on the page no matter what. You write one word and then another and another until you are done. That is the only way to beat resistance. Unfortunately, resistance never goes away, but with practice, you can overcome it long enough to write.

What do you think?