Most days the words flow from my fingers like rain from the sky. It just sort of happens. With little effort on my part, may I add. The biggest problem that I have on those days is that my fingers are outstripped by the speed of my mind.
Those days are great.
Unfortunately, no matter how much I love what I do, not every day is like that. Some days I stare at my blinking cursor for hours before I can manage a single sentence. Five minutes after I agonizingly struggle to the end of those twenty words or so I erase the entire thing in frustration.
Those are the worst days. The days where you wish just a single thing would go right. You re-evaluate your entire career choice, and if it is especially bad, your entire life. Then you lock yourself in your room for a good cry.
It happens to everyone.
Yoda may believe that “Do or do not; there is no try” is advice to live by, but the rest of us know that on some days trying is all you can do. The important thing is that you keep going.
So long as you keep moving, you will get somewhere. Even if it is slower than you like, or more difficult than you anticipated. Like someone (wink, wink) once said, “just keep swimming.”
Keep at it. Even if you end up somewhere besides where you thought you were going.
Just make the journey a good one.