Whenever I can’t write something, I say to myself, Just stay with it. I sit on my desk and have a staring match with blank paper. Writing is like poop, if you sit on the toilet, something will come out. Teach yourself to sit. If dogs can learn it, so can you.
Restlessness is the devil who will test you as you ponder, sitting there, deserted by thoughts and fasting from mobile activities. You will begin to remember that you need to wash the dishes or buy something from the store, but you should know that these are but excuses. Use another sheet of paper like a pensieve. Take those thoughts out of your head by writing them down and promising yourself that you will examine your list after you have written something.
Don’t listen to your infinite creator of excuses; your duty is to write. Just sit. Just stay with it. Something will come out. I promise.
Check out my other writing posts:
- Act of Grammatical Contrition
- Writing Tip: Break It Down
- Writing Exercise: The Morning Pages
- Writing Exercise: A-Z Sentences
- Evolving Writing Habits
- The Light
- Where Writing Exercises Meet
- Descriptive Essay: Think before You Act
- To be Read, To be Loved
- Tell Another Story
- Free Writing Adventures
- Particularity of I Love You
- My Writing Journey So Far
- Writing Tip: Make a Pact with the Universe
- Writing Tips: Try Writing Prompts
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