Writing shouldn't feel this hard.

March 31, 2019

A lot has been written about procrastination, perhaps as a way for the author to distract themselves from what they really want to write about. So I’ll be brief.

For me it really comes down to a mismatch between feeling productive and actually being productive. I want to write, but first I want to make sure I have the perfect environment for writing: perfect text editor, perfect-looking website, perfect publish process, and so on.

I do enjoy each of those activities and they have some value, but the amount of time I’m willing to spend doing them is insanely disproportionate with the benefit they bring. But doing them makes me feel productive, so I keep at it. In an attempt to remove obstacles from writing, I end up creating obstacles in my mind.