taking my own advice ... and others

I consider myself incredibly lucky both personally and professionally. Just last night, I was talking to my mentor about the difficulties I'm having as I approach my diss. proposal. He knows me so well. He looks at me and says, "The only way to get through it is to write." He suggested I just began freewriting and send him the results and then he'd help direct me. This is why I adore him. Plus he makes me laugh. I'm beginning to see why I've gravitated toward the professors with whom I've forged relationships. And I'm thrilled at the 3 committee members who've agreed to work with me.

So my goal for the weekend is to have something written, no matter what form it's in. I'm hoping this will turn off the editor voice that constantly tells me I have no clue what I'm doing. Write. Write. Write. It's what I tell my students when they feel stuck. Why is it so difficult for me to push myself to do it?