The Fear of Starting


Writing / Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

There’s something I find incredibly nerve-racking about starting to write a new project.

I turn into the king of procrastination before the first word is typed.

Yes, I’ll plan the story, create a brief-ish outline, but I’ll delay starting the actual story for as long as I can.

Anything seems more attractive than starting.

Cleaning dishes.

Hanging out the washing.

Vacuuming.

Dusting.

Reading just one more chapter of the book I’m on with.

Why? Why do I come to this hurdle every time?

I’ve written more than 6 books, and every time I come to this fear.

For some reason, it’s hard to remind myself that if I just start, all will be well.

The fear of starting comes from the fear of not being able to finish.

But how will I diminish the fear of not being able to finish, if I allow the fear of starting to triumph?

(Another thing I like to do instead of starting is to moan about not starting on my blog.)

!!ATTENTION ALL PROCRASTINATING WRITERS!!

Good news, here’s some videos for you to watch

that should get your creative juices flowing.

WRITING MOTIVATION – WHO WILL BE NEXT?

HOW TO BE CREATIVE – HOW AN ARTIST TURNS PRO

HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO WRITE EVERY DAY

CREATIVE WRITING GENIUS

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Blessings.

Gavin 

 

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