Do you think too much about what you're going to write? Wonder if an agent will like it? Or a publisher? Do you cross off ideas just because you think it won't sell? Don't waste valuable writing time by second-guessing your ideas and inspirations. Write what your heart is telling you to write.
An idea may be in your head, your vision is clear, but you must remember these words from Roald Dahl. Now, get to work making your dreams come true!
It sounds so simple, but writers know how difficult it is to describe new settings and characters in a way that readers feel instantly comfortable with them. And finding new perspectives to familiar scenes and people so that it's fresh and exciting is hard too. There's a reason Samuel Johnson uses the word "powers". Good luck exercising your author super powers this week.
As Kristine Anderson (author of Crooked Truth) always says, "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it." As you struggle with finding the perfect opening line, or the ultimate ending, remember that it will all be worth it in the end. A writer's pain is the reader's gain.
"You can fix anything but a blank page." Nora Roberts