I find myself completely unmotivated to write. Everyone I talk to says I have a great idea, but just the thought of sitting down alone in front of the computer seems too daunting and I give up before I even start. What should I do?
Your situation is not unlike the one most people go through when they decide to start something new, whether it is writing, a new hobby, or even an exercise program.
A number of my friends have recently taken up running and they have told me that they could have never started (or kept it up) without the support of their local running group and/or partner. Even though they are all training at different tempos, for different distances, by working out and discussing their own running together, they all improve.
Writing, like running, can also be a lonely business and to have the support of someone is critical because working with someone else always helps you to focus on your technique, while continuing to push yourself. With that in mind, I have decided to add a new section to this site, kind of a running partners for writers, which will hopefully help people find other scribes to work with. Obviously, you don’t have to collaborate on the same project, but by meeting like-minded writers working on similar scripts, I’m sure you will all reap the benefits.
The writing partners section and its posting information can be found on the sidebar of this page.
Looking forward always,