…so says Joseph Campbell.
Anyway, I’ve been having some trouble with my book. I always go to Campbell when that happens. Here’s an old post of mine from 2006 (has it been that long, really?) about writer’s block. Thankfully, I think I’m finally coming…unstuck.
The two things, then, that I’d say are necessary for breaking through what’s called writer’s block are, first, to have a person to whom you are addressing yourself, and, second, to set aside a couple hours a day when, as it were, you’re writing letters of love to that person…If you can do something that you love to do without fear of criticism, you will move. You will find joy in it. You do not have to move more than an inch to feel the joy.