I’ve seen a couple of things today that are complementary and very true. They are also always relevant to the writer.
First, I saw this on Chuck Wendig’s blog (click the pic to make it bigger):
And I saw this doing the rounds on Tumblr:
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
— Hugh Laurie
So I repeat my own adage in relation to these:
Put your arse in the chair and your fingers on the keyboard and WRITE!
Nothing else matters without this. Do that first and you’ve got a start and something to work with. No fear, no doubt, dive in, motherfucker, and write. Let all the other stuff come later, and we have ways to deal with that (friends and family, trusted beta readers, alcohol, etc.)
Off you go.