Well, using the suggestion from my book and writing whatever came to my mind did work to get further along in the novel, or whatever it is. The structure got interesting, the characters developed. But the main character is so anxiety prone it started triggering my own anxiety, so back burner for that project.
I started writing bedtime stories. Stories like I used to tell my fish every night at bedtime. It’s much more enjoyable. And calming.
Why write? To calm myself frigging down. Why do you write?