What’s the biggest thing standing in the way of your writing? For me, it’s this guy.
Impostor syndrome, writer’s block…whatever you want to call it, it seems we all suffer from that inability to proceed with confidence at some time or other.
The countless articles and blog posts on this all seem to say the same thing: “Just keep writing”. Just keep going, and eventually you’ll get out of the rut (which is what I’m doing here with this first blog post).
So you keep writing. You do what they say and set some time aside every day to write, to get your ideas on a page, to try to get a flow…but what if it still isn’t working? What about that doubting voice that whispers over your shoulder “Okay, you’ve managed to do that bit…but what now?”
Well honestly, I think it’s okay not to know for now.
Perhaps it’s time to take a break, to go pair those socks or bake yourself a nice cake. Come back later and see if you can find your way forward again. You could try talking things over with someone: your family, your friends, your dog… Sometimes it’s not really about who you talk to, just that you force yourself to articulate where you’re at and what your problem is.
Because you 𝘤𝘢𝘯 do this. If you’re passionate about writing this piece or telling this story, then you’ll keep going until you work it out. And you 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 work it out. (Look, I did it!)
Sick of feeling stuck with your writing? Short on time? I’m always here to help.