Awhile back I stumbled onto a quick fix that works quite well. You’ve likely heard of it, but have you applied it?
Lower your standards and keep going.
If writing is about ego gratification you may be squirming at the prospect. Who wants to write sh*t for the sake of pen to paper?
I do, because I’ve learned that writing as practice and process is the foundation of quality writing.
So start scribbling shite on your pages, dear friends. Eventually you’ll polish some of those turds and find yourself with something pretty great.
Or you could do laundry, listen to music, reorganize the cupboards, read news, and all the while imagine what a great writer you’ll be… someday… when you finally start writing.
A writer writes. An egotist fantasises about the life of writing.
Which will you be?