The struggle sometimes (always?…no, I’ll stick with sometimes) of putting pen to paper, tapping on the keys, and getting a piece of writing finished and ready to go public. This critical, judgmental voice in the head crying out the piece’s imperfections or the way it will be received. And, of course, the longer the delay in publishing, the less the output.

Recognize the voices, David. Hear them, acknowledge them, and then allow them to sit in the corner and chat amongst themselves while I carry on tapping and producing. They’ll jump up occasionally wanting attention, but just help them back into their seats and get back to the writing.

There…that wasn’t so difficult, was it?!