Writing Through Procrastination

We’ve all been there, when doing a project tomorrow seems like the best idea. but the line of tomorrow sometimes stretches so far that before you know it, it’s the day before and you haven’t done a thing. Procrastination and me go way back, as far as elementary school or kindergarten. But now, with my depression and anxiety, it is tempting to completely ruin me.

 

I love writing, so much that I wish I could just write with my cousin or by myself all the time. The problem there lies in the before I put a word on the page. At first I’m excited, but it quickly gets burred in the ‘what if’s. What if no one likes it? What if it completely flops? After a few of these thoughts my inner critique is quick to join in. You haven’t written on your blog in so long, no one cares about it, just give up.┬áReally? You’re trying to be a writer but can’t even keep a consistent schedule with a blog? Some writer you are.

 

On my last post, I made a promise for a new blog post every week. It fell through, but I’m still here. Still writing. I might not be able to do one once a week, and maybe I can. But I’m tired of letting depression and anxiety wash over me. Are you ready to go on this journey with me?

 

I’m going to write for fifteen minutes every day, could be gibberish, could be a story, could be anything. If you want ideas, you can follow Joe Bunting on The Write Practice. I may do that myself. And then once a week, I’ll check in and tell you guys what I’ve learned in the week. I’d urge you to go on this journey with me as we become better writers together. If there are any future posts you’d like to have me write, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

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