July 5 Question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?
The writing doesn't actually happen unless you sit down and write.
Just sit your ass down in the chair, the bed, a comfy couch - it doesn't even matter where. You just have to sit down and starting putting words to paper / blank screen.
You can think about writing. You can plan to write. You can make time to write.
But you have to actually do the writing.
I spend A LOT of time thinking about writing. I normally have posts written in my head while exercising, driving or even mowing the grass.
Yet lately I haven't taken the next step to actually write them down.
In fact, I've done more writing about not writing these past few months than I've actually done any real writing.
A few years ago I wrote an Elephant Journal post titled Being A Writer Is Easy. Re-reading it has inspired me to once again be a more disciplined writer.
This post is a part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, a monthly meeting of writers who over think, under write and just want people to like them.