Early disclaimer: Take this all with just a grain of salt because what works for me might not work for you. I have just found these particular tips to work pretty well and get some writing actually done. There have been many times in my life as a writer when I have sat down with the sincere intent to get some writing down and kept putting it off because it just didn’t seem to be coming to me, so to speak. I would go back and forth between the blank text file and everything in the world that was not related to writing – and hour after hour would pass with no result.
I read something the other day — I have since lost the link and the exact wording of the argument — but the notion went a little something like this, “Procrastination is Repressed Rage.”
Gordon Davidescu wrote this article.
“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” How often I have repeated this expression, an adaptation of a couple of verses from a poem by Robert Burns : “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” This seems quite relevant to my P90X training and it stuck out to me over and over again when I thought I had things just right, and then managed to fail in a glorious manner.