The Physics of Writing

A body in movement remains in movement. A body at rest remains at rest.                                                                                                            
Getting a  project going is hard work, and a big  one is even more work.                                                                                                                  
Once it’s moving, it starts to take on momentum of its own, but that initial push is challenging, full of false starts and distractions. It’s rather like jogging up hill in ten pound ankle weights.

If it feels like you’ll never get anywhere, like you’ll never even get started, don’t let it scare you. We all start like this.

Starting and then stopping abruptly. Screaming. Crossing out a lot of stuff. Swearing. Crumpling paper and throwing it on the floor, or deleting miles of wordage. Clutching at our heads.

Looking for things to do to distract ourselves from the empty page staring us in the face. Rearranging books. Sharpening pencils. getting up and cleaning out the closet in the hallway.

Anything to keep from facing that blank page.

Don’t worry…and don’t give up. Keep trying.

And get that body at rest moving.

You can do it. After all, it’s only physics.

Catherine Kane

3/20/12

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

 

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