It doesn’t matter if it’s grammatically correct or perfectly formatted.
It can take 5 minutes, or 5 hours.
Just say the thing.
Somewhere in there, when you just write, what you really want to say seems to find its way out.
It’s like when you run a race.
Y’all remember when I used to be a runner?
I couldn’t just go out on race day and run without the proper preparation beforehand.
I’ve got to stretch and bend (& snap) before I line up.
So why is writing any different?
Why do we feel like we have got to have it perfect before we have even approached the starting line?
I say we purposely, because I have definitely found myself wanting to have it all down and hit publish within the hour.
Just write something. Anything!
Ooh the weather outside is frightful.
See, that was a thing!
Give yourself some grace, girl.
The words will come.
Don’t they always?