One of the greatest things about being a writer is of course writing! But when you get paid to do what you love it’s most often not to write on something you created. Your job is to be part of a team of writers that helps a creator/show runner manifest their vision by coming up with stories, breaking other writers’ stories, pitching jokes, making cuts… there’s a lot of work to be done. The tricky part is finding the time to write your own scripts in hopes you’ll some day have a show of your own to run. So you have to find those moments in time to write your own stuff when you can. The key is to not look at writing something new as climbing a mountain. First, picture the mountain with the top being your completed script. Then look at all the camps on the way up to the mountain. From the base camp which is your idea to the one pager, to the character outlines, to the beat sheet, to the script outline, to the first draft and onward, if you take it one camp at a time, it’s not so overwhelming and makes it easier to get started. It’s a plan of action I’ve seen successful friends of mine use and they get a lot done. I’ve recently begun using this formula and it’s helped a lot. It allows you to feel good each day knowing you’ve met your short term goal and chipped away a little each day. So if you’re having trouble getting started, draw yourself a mountain with your idea at base camp and mark in some camps along the way and get started on your hike. The pressure off, you’ll probably find you flow better and if you get stuck, you can always go back a camp to re-acclimate.