Having a Hard Time Starting to Write? — Just Start to Write

10 Year Target
2 min readJan 13, 2020
Photo by Art Lasovsky on Unsplash

It’s a new year and for some reason, it always feels like you are starting over. It is a cliché that a new year is a new beginning, but I can really feel it. And not in a good way.

I wouldn’t say that I had a good routine for writing. But at least I was writing. My articles here on Medium were of the occasional kind, but on my blog, I tried to post twice a week. The point is, I wrote.

Now, after a good and long Christmas holiday, it felt like my brain had reset itself.

My first 7 months of blogging had been going well. I wrote 40 blog posts for my blog in addition to a few exclusive Medium posts. But now. It is was so hard to sit down and write.

I didn’t feel like writing. I didn’t feel I could write. That I was empty.

The inspiration was not the problem. Being on vacation didn’t mean I was offline and I had a ton of ideas. My note-taking app is full of topics and I have five Wordpress drafts with titles.

But the minute I sat down in front of a keyboard I just stared at the screen.

Today, however. Today I realized something. I am from the first to realize this and you have probably heard this a thousand times.

But you see, it is something completely different hearing something and then acting on it.

Today I started writing. And not like the past couple of weeks where I was writing a headline and then a couple of keywords. But I was actually writing a complete text.

Just by starting to write and letting the mind flow I was able to pass the boundaries in my brain that kept me from writing.

The proof is a complete article in my drafts folder.

What you are reading now is the confirmation.

10 Year Target

Investor in my early 30’s determined to generate enough assets in the next 10 years so my ROI matches my expenses. Twitter: @10yeartarget