“To begin… To begin… How to start? I’m hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me think. Maybe I should write something first, then reward myself with coffee. Coffee and a muffin. Okay, so I need to establish the themes. Maybe a banana-nut. That’s a good muffin.”
From the movie Adaptation
I watched my grandchild take his first step recently. It was wobbly and tentative, but it was a step. With every new writing project you have to take that first step. You can spend hours agonizing over how to begin, whether you’ll fall. And you can distract yourself with muffins and Hershey’s kisses (my downfall). But the best way is to just start – get some words down on paper. Just sitting down can be a first step that makes all the difference.
Moving forward in your Christian walk can be same. You can agonize over what to do, whether you’ll fall. You can distract yourself with all kinds of things. But sitting down and making time for God can make all the difference.
If you don’t start those first steps you’ll never, run or skip or mosey or stroll. (Or complete your book!)
What is the first step for you today?