As Randy, Mike, Nick, and I discuss writing, we often face obstacles in writing--life things that keep us from being the writers that we need to be. Take a look at this prompt:
Reframe your view of the obstacles in your life that impede your writing. Make a list of these obstacles. Then, next to each one, write about how you can overcome the obstacle and how it might be used as a tool for creativity.Obviously, the purpose of this prompt is to take the obstacles and turn them into something positive. For example,
Overcoming this: wake up 30 minutes early for writing ONLY. Shoot for two days a week, then three, then four. I look forward to this time, so this should be easy. Should. Getting up early is not always easy, but perhaps I can start small.
Overcoming this: Create a small space for writing that is comfortable, quiet, and inspirational. This space should be a place where I can feel creative and alone to work on my work. Currently, my space is on the kitchen table for the light and the space to spread out. I hope to have a better space in the future, but for now, this space works well. I can do this fine.
Jack Heffron reminds us that
You're not going to be a writer someday. You're a writer today. Discipline yourself to write and take time to enjoy writing. Do it a lot. Have fun with it. Begin now.That's the thing. Just do it, Nike. Forget the obstacles. Do it now.