I loved this – so get writing!
That time again.
I glance up at the top right-hand corner of my screen. There, waiting patiently to be pressed, is the button marked Publish…
I say patiently, but that button is very purple. Puce, even, the shade a teacher’s face might turn as you wheel out excuses – each one less credible than the last – as to why you didn’t do your homework.
I won’t bore you with feeble alibis. Instead, below is something I read the other day that offers a little consolation. It helps, after all, to realise that nobody finds it easy. And to produce anything worthwhile, it seems, always takes the writer on ‘an emotional rollercoaster’.
Stage 1: Excitement
“You must not come lightly to the blank page.” ― Stephen King
Stage 2: Uncertainty
“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult
Stage 3: Persistence
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