Facing a blank page, or a blank screen, as everyone can attest to can be overwhelming and intimidating. But you have to show up in order to create. And you have to show up every single day. Waiting until you’re inspired to do it will get you nowhere.
Show up, figure out what it is you want to say, and just start writing. A mere 200 words a day turns into 1400 words a week, which turns into 72800 words in a year. There’s your book. Don’t worry about editing or rewriting. That will come later. Writing and editing simultaneously just slows you down and kills your rhythm.
Just do it. You know you can. Make your coffee or your power smoothie, grab your M&M’s, give yourself just one hour, and start writing. And do it everyday. Be the writer you’ve always wanted to be.
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