“I love writing! That’s something I can do all day!”
[Stares at blank document for 45 minutes.]
“Umm…maybe I need some inspiration?”
[Logs in to Facebook. Writes super long value-packed posts in a couple of Facebook groups. Takes a selfie, uploads it on Instagram with deep inspirational caption. Tweets 20 people on Twitter. Time spent: 1 hour.]
“I can write that post now.”
[Writes a paragraph. Deletes everything.]
You’ve probably experienced something like this a couple of times when you wanted to write something for your blog or some writing project you were assigned to do.
You want to write something, but your anxiety doesn’t allow you to do it. You blank out, just like the blank document in front of you.
As you stare at the white space and the blinking insertion point, they stare back mocking you for being so…stupid. Continue reading How Tam Pham Cured My Writing Problem