Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Trouble with 'the wall' again...

Ack, I'm having trouble with 'the wall' again. The barrier that I have to break through to make myself start writing. I always have this if I don't write for a day or two, and the longer I leave it, the harder and more impenetrable the wall becomes.

It's fear, really. And mostly unfounded fear. I'm literally afraid of my own work in progress. Afraid that it's rubbish, and that I can't progress with it because I've no idea what to write next. Ninety nine times out of a hundred, the fears are groundless, because once I open the document and get the first sentence down, I *can* do it and I find things to write, and I start enjoying the story and become one with the characters.

But it's agonising, breaking through that wall... I've done it today, but I wish the damn thing would go away for good.