“I Want To Be A Writer, (but I don’t have the [fill in the blank])”

Every day, every single day, I encounter someone who wants to be a writer, and has been stuck on some level of process for months or years or decades. And they all think that their reason for stuck-ness is something unique and valid. Usually its on the level of “the story is so big, I don’t know where to start.” or “Don’t know how to. Finish” or “I’ve been working on it for years, and its no good”.

And the thing is that the pattern of self-defeat is the same in three arenas I’ve studied all my life: writing, martial…