I tend to overthink things.
When I first started writing, I used to suffer from extreme paralysis by analysis, constantly questioning what to write about. How could I share something revolutionary that others would want to read?
As writing topics became easier, my frustration came from editing my writing as I wrote, which as any experienced writer will tell you, is a huge no-no. Was I using the correct word? Was there a better one?
Today, my challenge is sticking with certain themes and topics long enough to build an audience around my writing. Like most, I struggle with creative ADD and I always find myself exploring new ideas and questions.
At the end of the day, writing isn't that complicated.
Sure, there are countless things to worry about like grammar, spelling, storytelling, character development, dialogue, tone, and voice, but these come with time.
In order to start writing, you only need three steps:
And there you have it.
Don't fall into the same trap I did. Keep things simple and you will eventually get to where you want to go.