Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Write. Stop. Repeat.

Sometimes there are days when the words come easy. Those glorious moments where you hit your word count and still want to write more.

Then there are the days where getting just. One. Sentence. Out. is torture.

So, despite the kind of writing day you might be having, it's good to know that you are not alone in those moments.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." 
Ernest Hemingway (Quote via Goodreads)

"Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters." 
Neil Gaiman (Quote via Goodreads)

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins." 
Neil Gaiman (Quote via Goodreads)

The main thing to do, even when the writing is tough, is to keep on going (and remember to have plenty of snacks and caffeine on hand).

Happy writing.

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  1. A really motivating post, Lindsay. I've got Chapter Two swirling in my head. Hope the brain and keyboard are in sync and the screen doesn't remain blank.

  2. Everyone's mind must be on staying positive while writing! I just posted on it myself!!!

  3. Love those quotes!! Thank you for the boost, Lindsay!

  4. When the writing comes slow, it's time to read for a while. :D The inspiration always comes!

  5. Definitely shouldn't type and talk to a kid at the same time! Ha ha... Better wording: When the writing comes slow, it's time to read for a while. That's what works for me, at least. The inspiration always comes when I'm completely distracted by something else!


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