I’ve always had trouble when starting to write something new. There are several reasons for this, but not the least of which is that there’s just something fundamentally difficult for me in the process of turning my starbursty thoughts into a linear stream of text with, as most English teachers I’ve known have echoed,
a beginning, middle, and end. I guess this is partly why I consider myself more of a visual person: whether viewing or creating, with an image there is no universal pre-defined start or end, nor a required path between the two.
I have come to the conclusion, however, that it is also possible that I have underestimated the need for more practice—since I usually don’t enjoy writing, it’s an exercise I rarely choose to undertake. Which is why I’ve decided to create this ‘thoughts’ section. By regularly churning out something, however brief or inconsequential, I may eventually make things a little easier for me. And maybe, along the way, I’ll type something interesting. Maybe.