Why is it so hard to just sit down and do the work?

What makes it so hard to sit down and write?

I don’t know if other writers feel the same way, but often it seems like the hardest thing in the world is to just sit down and write a song.

For me, I believe it comes from feeling unproductive.

From the empty, hollow feeling of nothingness that arises when you try to create, but can’t. When you want something to come, but it won’t.

In comparison to this, the rest of life is easy. It’s easy to sit down and logically write out some code to make a website. It’s easy to sit down and pro-crasta-write a blog post like this one… but it’s hard to write a song when there’s nothing but an idea, and a vague notion of where it should go.

And everything you try sounds like shit.

But we just keep trying, no matter how hard it gets.

In the end, that’s all we can do.


P.S. Try not to get disheartened, even though sometimes it’s impossible.

P.S.S. A cup tea will do wonders 🙂