I have been listening to Word by Word, an audio talk by Anne Lamott and based on her book, Bird by Bird.   I have listened to this before and it is interesting the things you notice when you listen again.  This time a sentence really stopped me in my tracks;

“Give yourself permission to stare off into space”

Then I checked one of my favorite writing spots this morning and found this permission slip from Ruth.  I believe someone is trying to tell me something.  Anne Lamott also says, several time;

The circumstances will never be perfect for you to begin writing. 
You just need to begin.