Thursday, August 25, 2011
Scared of (or scarred by) Writing
Why do I feel this way? What is this fear?
I like writing. I literally get ten ideas a day for books, so why don't I get to writing? It's not like I watch TV (or YouTube), or go out. I basically sleep all day before going to work at night. AND I kinda sorta stopped drinking.
I think I know. And it HAS to be because of bad habits. What I need is a schedule and stick to it.
I have to turn writing into brushing my teeth, or putting on my pants...or breathing. That's how it was with my other books: I was so inspired, I just started writing the very moment I woke up. It's true. But somewhere down the line I started getting depressed -- then unmotivated -- then came the beer, and on and on it goes with the reasons. I ended up with bad habits.
I can change again -- change back into the old me. I know what to do to get back into writing.