Don’t be precious

Don’t be precious…

…with TIME

Sure, it would be nice to have three hours of uninterrupted writing time. But chances are that’s not going to happen. You have to steal time. 10 minutes. 15 minutes. Early morning. Late at night. On your break.

Don’t be precious…

…with SPACE

Sure, it would be nice to have an office. Quotes from your favourite writers pinned to a cork board. Piles of books. Top of the line computer. But chances are you don’t have the space. Write anywhere. On the subway. In a coffee shop. Waiting in an impossibly long line. Use a (paper) notebook. Scrap paper. A receipt.

Don’t be precious…

…with your first DRAFT

Sure, it would be nice to be perfect… but you’re not. Neither is your work and especially not your first draft. Cut it. Rip it to shreds. Make it bigger. Make it better.

Don’t be precious…

…with REJECTION

See “Don’t be precious with your first draft.”

Don’t be precious. Just write.

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