I think I am experiencing the writer's worst enemy: The Fear.
We're nearly a month into 2010, and I've failed my simple New Year's Resolution miserably. I've hardly written anything. I've not even started on the novel in my head.
There's a silent voice that's constantly telling me not to write, because it will be terrible and a waste of time. Without even realising it, I'm listening to this voice. I'm giving into The Fear of being a crap writer.
The logical part of my brain is being over-powered. I know that in order to write well, you must write a lot. Writing is like anything else: the more you practice, the better you'll be.
I know that there is this wonderful thing called 'editing' which means that a first draft doesn't have to be perfect.
I know these things, and yet I'm finding it increasingly difficult to write anything.