“You can always write because you can always take your pen and write subject verb object and write really simple sentences and actually they’ll get you where you need to go.
The whole business of writing creates a lot of tension. And I find the backdrop of the ocean wonderfully calming. There’s something out there, much bigger than you, than your book and it drops it all into a very welcome perspective.”
- Hilary Mantel
Take baby steps, be kind to your writing self, and when overwhelmed, look at nature to regain balance. Or, like me, you might turn to Ghalib, that surefire purveyor of perspective:
Raat din gardish mein hain saat aasmaan,
ho rahega kuchh na kuchh ghabraayain kya?
Through night and day the seven heavens are in revolution,
one thing or the other will occur - why get agitated therefore?