This is true. This is true A LOT for me. This is true for me RIGHT NOW! Five minutes ago, I sat down in a crowded Starbucks* with the intention of writing a blog post and nothing to write about.
Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, you’ve probably experienced this in some area of your life. This is the horror of the blank page.
A blank page is many writer’s worst nightmare.
An open lot is many architect’s biggest headache.
An empty canvas is many painter’s worst enemy.
A blank page represents nothing, an empty head, void of ideas. We haven’t started anything, so we don’t even have the luxury of stalling by self-editing and critiquing ourselves. There is no escape!
Well, at least that’s one way of looking at it.
A blank page could represent nothing, but it could also represent anything.
A blank page could mean, “I have nothing to write about.”
But it could also mean, “I can write about anything.”
An empty resume could mean, “I have no experience.”
Or it could mean, “I can work wherever I want.”
A single lifestyle could mean, “I have no one in my life.”
Or it could mean, “I have nothing tying me down when someone comes along.”
The blank page doesn’t mean that writing is impossible. It should actually serve as a reminder to the author that anything is possible.
Learn to love the blank page, and you’ll find the process of filling it will not only be more enjoyable, but also more fruitful.