It’s all too easy to get caught up in trying to write to impress, to focus on ambition and the hopes of success, or just to feel a sense of accomplishment. The trouble with that is, it makes the whole process a chore, and the vitality of the work itself suffers from that. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and remember that you write because you like to, and just take pleasure in the telling of a story. Just like when you were a little kid and you made up crazy stories with dinosaurs and spaceships and panda bears running pirate ships, it’s nice to write something purely because you think it’s fun every now and then.
Write something – anything – just for you, just for fun. Doesn’t have to be good. Doesn’t have to make sense. Can be totally silly or smash-bang cool or whatever. But you do have to enjoy writing it.