Welcome to the second day of the A to Z Challenge, new and veteran novelists alike.
Today, I want to introduce you to the most intimidating obstacle to be found when you’re starting to write. It’s one that even makes us veteran’s cringe and flinch away. Even after many many encounters with this… deep… dark… okay dark won’t work.
Two dimensional… blank… white… first… page.
Okay, vets, you can stop hissing at it.
Ah good. I see some of you have your writing utensils out.
You see, new kids, there’s only one way to beat the scourge of the blank page. You need to be brave.
You need to look the pages right in the… uhm… blankness and find something to write on it. Don’t hesitate. Don’t think about the best way to approach it. The longer you wait, the bigger the page’s intimidation grows.
Attack it. Just write. And keep writing until the page is full.
And once it is, attack its little brother the second page too.
Once you get it done, you’ll find you’ll have a few days of furiously easy and fun writing. Enjoy it!
When was the worst time you had to face a blank page?