Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
NO BLATANT ADS PLEASE
Writing and overthinking - is this what's stopping you?
Sometimes (actually, more often than I'd like to admit!) - I get a kind of "writer's block"...
And I find it hard to get started...
Just recently, I think I understand what's behind this...
Sometimes it's tiredness... (As I find you need a clear mind to write well...)
I suspect this is why a lot of famous writers who have documented their process, write first thing in the morning, when the brain is refreshed...
But other times, I think the cause is "overthinking"...
Sometimes when you think to much about something - and rather than just doing - it stops you...
I guess it's a form of "paralysis by analysis" - but in this case, with regard to writing...
What's the solution?
I found this article quite helpful!
How Overthinking Sabotages Writing Creativity and How to Stop by Colleen M. Story
I won't go through all the advice she gives in there, but here are couple of keys...
"Have I taken action? If not, you’re overthinking."
"Stop Thinking and Start Writing"
I think it can be that simple... Just start writing, rather than thinking about what you're going to write... (Everything can be fixed up and improved later.)
I think trying to enjoy and play with what you're writing is important too... (Sometimes perfectionism can stop you from enjoying the writing process!)
I hope that others who may have similar problems find this helpful!
Other recent posts on the forum...