Struggling to write is not the hard part for me or for most writers.
Some claim writer’s block – not a concept I endorse. I’ve never met anyone with ‘speaker’s block’, so if we aren’t at a loss for words talking, how tough is it to write them down?
The bigger ‘stare in a mirror struggle’ however is, to write something which is meaningful to writer and meaningful and/or helpful to the reader.
I’m not writing to entertain though I expect I give some readers a giggle sometimes – my point being I want to be clear of thought and communicate that clearly.
Clearly, that is the purpose and intent – and sometimes it even ends up being the result.
I writer better when sad, tired or disappointed than I do when I’m in euphoric, brimming with confidence and happiness that ‘some deal closed’. Most often we don’t close the deal; seems to be that the best deals come from beginnings that were completely removed from ‘the deal’ but they were catalysts in moving ideas and actions along …
Nancy Lowery taught me this phrase: what happened before ‘what happened’ happened?
Think back to highlights (or low moments) in your life – trace them back, ask what happened before that? And before that? And before that?
In my experience some our best moments, and our worst, can be traced back through a web of twists, turns and unexpected slides reminiscent of playing Snakes and Ladders. Not to suggest some random dice roll will send upward, or on precipitous slide – just that everything is connected to happened as well as to what happened before ‘what happened’ happened.