I Couldn’t Write, and Then I Remembered This Tip…

How’s it going so far this week? Hope your Fourth of July was good–I enjoyed mine (it IS rather hard to eat foot-long hot dogs, though…but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t great).

Anyway, let’s get to it for today.

Sometimes after a holiday, I get extremely lazy–I mean so that I find it hard to get back to work after time off. Maybe it’s hot, or what-have-ya, but I just can’t seem to muster it up.

Or maybe I get blocked.

And there’s even been times where it’s a combination of both–I did scripting work on my day off–the time when I’m supposed to NOT be working. You know, July 4th of all times. (I’m actually slipping this post out a little earlier than normal too–there are times I do pre-schedule to take the pressure off my brain.)

This won’t be about time-off guilt, though (which is the subject of another post I should definitely tackle someday).

I decided to write this post kinda like a free-writing exercise that started with the not being able to get things going part, which led to a tip that I remember a Facebook friend of mine sharing.

I’ll boil it to three words (although he decided to be way more motivational-ly than I’m going to be about it).

Just get started.

Free write, or what-have-ya. Throw it, save it, or use it afterwards. Whichever you’d rather. Just start something–even if it’s only 5 minutes (like my friend suggested), or a precise time with a bunch of threes (33:33) as the great copywriter Eugene Schwartz suggested (the Pomodoro method is an alteration of that–my take, not based on official research or anything).

That’s my bit for today–I’ve got a free Coca-Cola 12 pack a-callin’. I have to go pick it up (I should also do a post on that, for another day–it’ll be a great branding/copywriting set up).

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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