When I attend prompt circles and other writerly groups, one question that keeps cropping up is, “How do I get started?” It’s usually asked by someone that, to my eye, is quite ready to get onto the page, they just don’t know where the page is. My answer is always the same: open your journal and start writing. Set a timer for ten minutes. Write whatever’s in your mind. If you totally can’t think of anything to write, then tell me how you got here, to this moment, today – start from the minute you woke up this morning.
That’s it. Start with where you are. Right here.