Are you struggling to tell a story? Maybe, like me, you’re thinking of tackling the National Novel Writing Month challenge but aren’t sure you could even begin – you don’t know what to write.
I have a love-hate relationship with writing. I love dreaming of stories to tell and places to share. I hate sitting down to put it on paper. My brain moves much faster than my fingers. And then there is the pesky distractibility gene: Was Gizmo barking? Did I finish laundry? What’s for supper tonight? You get my point.
It’s easy to create the idea. It’s easy once I get started typing. It can be so hard to get started. Fortunately these four “tips” ease me into writing:
It isn’t long before words flow onto a Word doc when I keep these in mind. It doesn’t matter if I ever share them with anyone. It’s both escapism and therapy for me. I can’t benefit from it if I don’t ever start. Make the commitment to yourself today, pick a date and time, set up your space, and just type whatever is on your mind. You’ll never regret it.