To start writing every single day
As I said before, to start writing is the most difficult task for me.
It is like going inside for an oral exam, when you know that a jury of six people is waiting for you. It is like driving with an instructor aboard who wants you to make mistakes and is pleased when you fail. It is like hearing a teacher say that you will never be a good in maths, which was true by the way. It is like listening to your own voice that says that thousands and thousands of people are writing and that even more books are published and nobody needs another writer with another book.
Shortly it is like writing on an empty page. And empty it is. It is staring blankly to you and you stare at your fingers, ready to type, to type anything on that indignant white computerpage.
A story of 55 words
Well, here is a trick that works for me. I start typing a word and another word and I make a story of it. A story of 55 words, no less and no more. It should be a real story with a beginning, a middle and an end.
As soon as I have that story, I can go on with my book and it goes very well. I tried it yesterday and I had a kind of a breakthrough and I was so relieved. To show to you that I am not lying, I will publish the 55 words story that I wrote yesterday. Give me some time because as I said, I am writing in Dutch and have to translate it in English. Let’s hope I won’t have more than 55 words in English!
Ok, I did it. It is not my best 55 words story, but it is the story I wrote yesterday. “Bloody bird in 55 Words-Stories“. My point is, I wrote it to start writing.
I sincerely hope it works for you too! You can always give it a try. Good luck to you.