Tuesday, July 9, 2013

just do it

Everything you need to write that "Shitty First Draft" (from: Retronaut)

"Anne Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird, has a great chapter called Shitty First Drafts that’s all about getting over those internal voices that tell writers that what we’re writing sucks. The essay is all about accepting those voices, realizing that they’re going to be there for as long as you’re doing something creative, and then doing the only thing you can do: press on.

     This is what I was thinking about yesterday as I wrote a new essay. It doesn’t always happen, but I would say that 80% of the time (and maybe more lately) that I’m writing something new, that feeling sneaks in and starts whispering, 'This sucks. Why are you writing this? Stop already, please, you’re embarrassing yourself."
— Carlos Portocarrero, The Writers Coin
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