Are you over-complicating your writing?

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.”


Neil Gaiman

One of the deceptively tricky things about building a regular writing practice is that it seems too simple. Just showing up every day, setting a timer for 10+ minutes and writing - it doesn't seem complicated enough, or expensive enough, or time-consuming enough to work.⁣⠀
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One of my mentoring clients said, “I was surprised that we started so small – I really didn’t think it would work to start so simply. I didn’t think I’d get anything written in that time. I was really doubtful. I didn’t expect it to work and I thought it needed to be harder. But in fact, it just built on the small foundations so that after a while I was writing regularly for longer sessions, and in the end it was really effective.”⁣⠀
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Isn't it interesting that we think it needs to be harder? What if we let it be simple? ⁣⠀