One thing I say a lot, and I’m sure many of you have said this plenty of times as well over the years, are the words ‘One day I am going to write a novel.’
Some of us may have even started. I know I have. Oh so many times. In fact, there is one I am working on (working being a very loose term) right now. However, after a measly 7000 words, writer's block struck. I had no idea where I was going with this story. Not a clue. And so I sat, waiting for motivation to come. But motivation did not come, and so my story rested there. Unfinished and lonely.
Yesterday I decided to try again. Of course my first step was googling ‘how to write’, as we all know that google has the answer to everything. I wanted a quick fix, something so effective that I would never have to worry about writer’s block again. One novel? Forget it, I was going to write thousands.
However, a quick fix I did not find. Instead, I found some very good advice. Sometimes you have to sit down and force yourself to write.
So I sat. And stared at the blank screen. I sat there, though no ideas were coming to me. And really thought. And finally, once I was long past the point where I would have normally given up, inspiration struck. A plan was formed. And the gigantic steel gate in my mind that prevented any ideas getting through, opened a little. Not much, just enough for a few little ideas to sneak through.
But it’s those little ideas that can make all the difference.
I don’t want to sit around waiting for the perfect moment to write. I don’t want to wait for school and work and life to ease up a little and give me space to breathe.
I want to write now, not wait around for opportunities that may never even come.
Imagine how many amazing stories would be born, if all of those who said they wanted to write a novel stopped waiting and started doing.