A Writing Journey

Thursday Inspiration

Well I’ve had a slow week for writing so far. I hope to turn that around today and get at least half of a chapter written. As such, here is a piece of inspiration for anyone struggling, or just feeling lazy (like me):

When I have a slow day, I hate coming across advice like this, but it’s true. I can tell myself “write one page,” but the scene is never done at the end of the page. I have to keep going until the scene is done, and often by then I don’t want to stop anyway.

So just start writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s bad or choppy at the beginning of a session – that’s what editing is for. The important thing is to get it out of your mind and onto the page. I can’t tell you how many quotes I’ve come across saying that you can’t edit what you haven’t written. So write. Write and don’t worry about anything.

Take care, fellow travelers.

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  1. Maggie said:

    This is so true. When it comes to writing, I procrastinate and procrastinate… and finally force the first paragraph or the first page down, then everything starts to flow. I guess it does stem from a fear that the writing will be bad… but you’re right — don’t worry about it. 🙂

    • The first couple paragraphs of a writing session are always the hardest. Avoiding procrastination is part of why I write everything down on paper before typing – I’m away from my computer so there is no internet to distract me. 🙂 But yes, the important thing is not to worry about it and write.

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