Blank writing pad and pen, sitting at the desk for hours wondering what to say? What to write? How will it sound? Hmmmm, what topic to pick? This is the hard part of writing. Many authors encourage new writers, saying, “Just start.” “Get something down, anything, even if it sounds dumb.” But, starting is daunting…the blank page staring at you. It is work. It is a craft that must be honed.
It is the difficulty of starting to write that constantly has me wondering–doing mental gymnastics really. Am I supposed to try this again? Is this the path I am to take? My heart says, “Yes!” Go for it, jump in, and let your faith conquer your fear and the stifling paralysis of perfectionism. And WRITE!
These words wash over me and give me courage:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding.
So the journey begins again… To inspire. To encourage. To inform… To write.