I've written about writing as long as I've been actively an author. Here's an old piece that I want to share.
Ever set out to do something? And nothing happens? As a person who strives for accomplishment but then fails, I have been known to blame the beginnings. Here are some things I have said to myself;
It wasn’t that good an idea in the first place. I might chastise myself by thinking if I had thought it through; I would have chosen something else.
Or I might second guess myself. This one didn’t fit, I need something easier, or more of a challenge.
I might decide that I’m not capable enough. I need a coach to help me.
I need to uncover the flaws I must correct (the plan before the plan).
Here are my thoughts about beginnings from the perspective of a reformed procrastinator. The beginnings don’t have to be perfect. Any action toward the goal is good. The beginning is one step, only. It fits perfectly with what I am calling my guiding motto.
“What do you have? Where are you at? What can you do? Now.”