There are thoughts here that every author needs to hear. The bit about highly polished “greats” gave me a particularly hard paradigm shift, but a good one. I had simply never considered it before, but it left me feeling more “allowed” to right shitty first drafts.
My cousin shared this article about writers and procrastination, which of course I felt drawn to simply by the title.
“Wait!” I thought, “I’m a writer! And I procrastinate! Sure, I’ve come up with my ideas as to why, but here’s someone else talking about it… and I have this project I should be working on so… let’s see what it has to say.” Yup. I’m a writer, and I am an expert procrastinator. I sometimes even procrastinate on my procrastination projects with other projects. As a matter of fact, I could well be procrastinating right now.
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