Things I do when putting off writing:
Reading to be “productive” and review
Book promotion to be “productive”
Blogging about not writing…
This is what I find so daunting:
It’s not that I don’t have ideas for what to write, because I do. I’ve known for some time that I want to do prequel/spin-off short stories that tie in with my book series. I’ve had one particular character’s story rolling around in my head, and I pretty much know everything I want to say. I NEED to get it on paper.
It’s not that I don’t have an itch to write, because I do. I took a break after writing the final book in my series to branch out and do some other things (real life included). Now, enough time has gone by that I have the bug again. I want to spend hours and hours on this weird little hobby – writing fiction.
However… It’s been forever since I’ve started from a completely blank page. That blinking little cursor with nothing on either side of it, that naked slate, is so weird to me that it’s a little intimidating. For The Kota Series Books 1-4, I had notes and drawings and even Word docs on floppy disks (ask your parents if you don’t know what those are, kids). Now, even if I’m doing a kind of spin-off, I’m starting with completely new information. A completely new story. A completely blank page.
Soooooo… We’ll see how this goes.