Just a quick post today on ideas that I’ve heard along the way, and I’m not sure who first said them. In fact two of the ideas came from my brother.
“The art of writing is the application of bum to seat.” Some days you’ve just got to sit there and do it.
“You aren’t an artist until your picture’s hanging on the wall.” Great ideas don’t count. It always looks better in your head.
“There’s always a moment in any book when the whole thing looks like a complete disaster and you want to give up. Don’t. Never give up.” Finish the book first, then worry about the problems later, or you’ll never finish anything.
“A writer writes.” Stop surfing! Leave the washing up! Get on with it!