Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
We will write when we're inspired, when the time and all of the conditions are perfect. When the coffee mug is full, the pencils are sharp, the ream of paper is organized just so...
What's wrong with right now? Right now, start your word processing program and click file/new. Or open your notebook. Start writing and don't stop for thirty minutes, that means no editing, no coffee cup filling, no checking emails or reading another blog entry. If we wait to become a writer we will never write. It will never be good enough, it will never be the perfect time.
Need more inspiration for why perfectionism might be stalling your writing career. This article by Angela Booth has some helpful tips, including daily writing...are you sensing a pattern yet?
The Writing Nag
Labels: daily writing, perfectionism