I sit down at the computer, I open up a word document and I begin. The motivation and momentum is strong but it’s not long before these run out and the lack of confidence creeps in, at which point I will stop writing, read what I’ve written and then decide it’s not good enough despite it being a first draft.
This has resulted in many false starts. I will tell myself that it’s necessary and that this will be the time where I keep going.
I have been reading author interviews and trying to channel the advice of “keep going,” and of course I know they are right.
The first sentence and the first chapter beyond that is scary but I do need to keep going. It’s just something I’m wishing I could put into practice.
Anyone else having trouble starting? Anyone have any advice for keeping the momentum going?
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