I intend to write as a practise in 2018. I will write for at least 20 minutes every night, by the light of my lamp. I will do this whether the spirit moves me or not. It will be painful, and my heart will be full of doubt and second-guessing, but I will write nonetheless.
I will hold fast to the following ideas:
Start anywhere and just get on with it. Do not expect a sense of validation to emerge from the writing act; such validation will only be emergent in retrospect, if at all. It might take a while - potentially years - for this sense of retrospective validation - so don't wait for it.
Write despite how you feel. Feel like not writing but write anyway and see what happens. Start anywhere and just get on with it.