The more you want your writing to soar, the more you strive to reach the altitudes of greatness, the more resistance you can create for yourself.
The trick is to want to soar eventually. The albatross, one of the premier soaring birds, can glide for hours with rest or even a flap of its wings. But have you ever seen an albatross take off? (feel free to mute the video)
If you aren’t willing to look silly and to be awkward, off balance and uncertain at the start, you’ll never take off. Once you’re in the air, you can pay attention to how gracefully you glide.
How do you take off with a piece of writing?