Beginning Is Always Hard
It’s not always easy to begin writing. Okay. Maybe I’m sugar coating things. Beginning is hard.
You have that amazing idea, sit down at the computer and then……..nothing. You may get a few words out but find yourself constantly hitting the backspace button.
We’ve all been there and unfortunately done that. But, hey, it’s a part of the deal.
Don’t beat yourself up. There is a simple fix.
Writing exercises can be a huge help. In order to get your literary juices flowing you have to work those mental muscles.
You wouldn’t run 5 miles without practicing, which includes constant exercise (especially if you don’t want a Charlie Horse…ouch!)
Here’s an exercise:
Write without deleting at all. No matter how much you think it doesn’t make sense. Write until you run out of steam. Leave it for a day or two, then go back and see what you have. You may surprise yourself.
Once you’ve tried this exercise leave a comment and let us know how things worked out.
If you have any questions about the exercise, you may also leave it in the comments. We’ll be sure to answer every entry.