I’ve considered starting a blog for months. Here are the things that have held me back:
- Technical difficulties
- Obsessing over the blog’s topic(s)
- Thinking no one will read it
I just participated in National Novel Writing Month and wrote 1,667 words a day for 30 days. On November 30, I reached the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month.
I was surprised, not because I finished, but because of how easy it was for me to finish. I followed Nanowrimo’s directions to just write and not look back (editing is a big no-no). Sure, I wrote some junk that will never see the light of day… but I also wrote some decent stuff that may become the foundation of a future writing project.
You have to start somewhere. And to start, sometimes you have to force yourself and not look back. You may end up surprising yourself.
Have you ever done something you thought you couldn’t do?