I recall reading, or hearing about an interview with Richard Marx (you remember him...80's singer/songwriter, big hair - yes I know, that doesn't particularly narrow the field). But the question posed to him was essentially how do you write songs? What is the most important part of the songwriting experience? He simply responded in so many words “to just do it". The most important part is the act of doing it - over and over again. It doesn't matter if they all aren't good (or maybe even any of them) but just keep going. Write, write write.....keep the wheels of the mind turning and in time, there will be something there to hold on to.
Now that I think about it, that can be applied to so many areas of life. Sports certainly. We have all heard the phrase "don't give up" when trying to hit the baseball or make the free throw. Love and relationships in general are improved upon if we keep going. Granted, sometimes we have to be willing to trade in the pain of loneliness for the pain of heartbreak, but just like that big haired guy said....just keep trying because one day there will be something there that is good.
So here I sit just typing, typing, typing....