If you are anything like me, you are thrilled at the cooler temperatures and even more thrilled to have kids back in school. Summer filled itself with the whole rainbow of crazy and I’ve been itching to get my writing time back. Of course, now that I have a few precious hours of kid-free time back each week, I’ve found a whole new energy to get the house in order instead of working on my WIP.
Procrastination is that magical fairy that whispers, “Before you work on that chapter, you really should fold the laundry” or “If you are going to tackle that scene, you should go find the chocolate first.” Before you know it, you are vacuuming under the oven and wondering if it’s worth it to repaint the baseboards.
We’ve all done it. It’s okay.
The hardest part is just getting started, especially in a project that scares us. We start to think that we can’t, or worse, shouldn’t try things that are challenging.
The truth is, writing is scary.
When we let truth bleed out onto the page, we risk allowing ourselves to feel, and feel deeply. It can hurt. We cry. We clench our fists in anger. We fly free and soar. When the writing starts to flow, it feels as if we can delve into the very bedrock of human emotions.
So, yes, it’s scary, and we don’t want to start.
Do it anyway!
Yours in the craft,