I write for three reasons.
To provide opportunities.
To spark (or join) useful conversations.
These are the only reasons that nudge me to write from within.
And when I find myself stuck for long periods of time, it is always because I am trying to write for someone else’s reasons. And it is because I am trying to write to prove something to you know who. Everybody’s got a different you know who, but we all have one.
This is when I start getting confused about whether I should write this or write that.
This is when I keep working on a story that interests me in theory, but doesn’t interest me in reality.
This is when I keep forcing myself to work on the first draft of a project that doesn’t meet my 1/6 rule.
And, as soon as I come back to the reasons why I write, it becomes really clear what to write, and what to focus on.
Still difficult, at times.