Last week this thought-of-the-day popped into my inbox:
“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” – Ivan Turgenev.
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The words leaped from the screen and packed a punch! Right in my solar plexus! LOL.
Seems like I am waiting for the “ready” moment, the perfect moment, before starting that “elusive” WIP.
I'm waiting to accumulate enough writing experience – I definitely can’t begin a full-length story with ONLY one-and-a-half-years fiction writing under my belt… can I?
To feel more confident in my writing abilities… which probably builds over a period of time…
I need those great moments of inspiration when the light bulbs start flashing and the pen moves non-stop, covering empty white spaces of A4 pages… yeah… right.
Seems like I may never begin… (does an outline and bits of ideas on scraps of paper count?) unless I resort to BICHOK = Butt In Chair Hands On Keyboard, on a regular basis, the first thing I learned and which stuck with me… back to basics seems to be the key… and little by little… after all, Rome was not built in a day, and all that jazz… you know what I mean?
Well… seems like I've answered my own questions… *sighs*
Message to self – Create the perfect writing moments!
(This could make the perfect mantra – I need to pin it up where I can see it all the time – LOL)
You can read all about the ranting and raving of other insecure writers by popping over to the IWSG.