Writing sucks. I have all these great ideas in my head, but can never seem to get them out on paper.
When I finally do sit down to write, I choke and freeze up on the keyboard, or forget how to use a pen entirely. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about this, and why the creative process can be a little tough for me. As a software developer, I actually do a ton of creative type work, so getting into the flow and slinging lots of code and eventually putting together a kickass product is nothing new to me. So why is writing so hard?
The answer is actually pretty simple. I code every day all day. Yet I don’t write every day.
The difference between my coding and writing is just consistency. I’ve invested thousands of hours to hone in my craft as a programmer, yet I cannot say the same about writing.
Here’s to starting to write more regularly and consistently creating. I hope that you can join me on this journey as well.