#60: Starting Small

You have to pace yourself, like an athlete with an injury doing slow small exercises before returning to marathon running.

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#14: Where Do Characters Come From?

Since your circumstances make writing a bit challenging for you, you're responding to that by sitting squarely in your comfort zone. Every writer does this from time to time, especially when starting out, and there's no shame in it. You just need to recognize that it's what you're doing, and consciously make the decision to make yourself uncomfortable in the service of your art.