Several years ago I attended a writing workshop and received the best piece of advice ever. We were told to write just 100 words a day. To sit down at whatever time suited us (mine’s usually about 6.30am) and to just begin writing. Some days it would be little more than a ‘to-do’ list, others it would be a short story but, as Mao is reported to have said, every journey starts with a single step.
I’ve now written dozens of short stories, a radio play and three crime novels, one published, one about to be published, and one in draft, but the workshop advice has taken me there. This blog has been set up for times when I’m stuck, on days when I should be writing and don’t know what to put on the page. Perhaps someone will read it? With luck someone might even enjoy it. But most of all it’s for me.