On Writing: Getting Back on The Horse

So I’ve been away. Well, not away, but not writing. And the weirdest thing happened; I got crushed with guilt. Crushed.

I wound up with such a weight on my shoulders, and it got worse with each passing day. You can call it blocked, you can call it guilt, but here’s the truth: it is just a waste of time.

Nothing gets accomplished feeling guilty, or blocked, or worthless. You know what should happen if you miss a few days of writing? Nothing. No penalty, no shame, no guilt. Just sit down and write.

The other thing that happened to me was I became overwhelmed with choices. What should I write? Which idea first?

Just. Sit. Down. And. Write.

Does it matter which idea we write about first? No. Just as long as we’re putting it out there, communicating, connecting.

And don’t worry about length. Just write.

Get back on the horse.

Feels good to be back in the saddle….

Christopher Ryan is author of City of Woe, available on Kindle and Nook, and in print. For more info, click here.

About chrisryanwrites

I do my best to tell fast-paced stories with humor and heart. My fiction work is available on amazon.com. Here, I’ll write about the sources for those stories from what I read, watch, listen to, and observe to my experiences as a former award-winning journalist, high school teacher, actor, and producer.
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