Thursday, September 16, 2010

Writing: Find the Time or Don’t - Tough love from John Scalzi

Writing: Find the Time or Don’t - Whatever:
"So: Do you want to write or don’t you? If your answer is “yes, but,” then here’s a small editing tip: what you’re doing is using six letters and two words to say “no.” And that’s fine. Just don’t kid yourself as to what “yes, but” means."

One of the best things I've read about finding the motivation to sit down and write. Whether you're blogging or writing the Great Canadian Novel you need to read this.

Work at it and keep working at it. And if you need inspiration, think of yourself on your deathbed saying “well, at least I watched a lot of TV.” If saying such a thing as your life ebbs away fills you with existential horror, well, then. I think you know what to do.

Need I say more?