So much of writing goes beyond simply planning and executing. It can be hard to write when you're not in the proper headspace, or when you are physically uncomfortable… or when there is too much noise or the wrong kind of noise.
I'm not talking about mustache-twisting, greasy bad guys bent on stealing all the money or destroying the world for some barely understood reason. I'm talking about villains. The villain is often more important to me than the protagonist. More on that in a second.
Ever just get the feeling that you just don't want to write anything?
I know I need to disconnect, but I'm terrible at it. I need to let my mind rest, to breathe. I need to let it recharge. I need pen and paper, I need quiet.
We can always find something to disagree on, but what if we spent more time finding our common ground?
We let our fathers, and society, define for us what it means to be a man. For many, being a 'man' is their identity. The problem? We all have different ideas of what that even means.
Roles are important. They help us establish our identity, help us give voice to who we believe ourselves to be, who we want to be. They are the measuring sticks we hold up to our lives, and more often than not we're falling far, far short.