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Margaret Atwood

Nothing Foolproof

“If you’re waiting for the perfect moment, you’ll never write a thing because it will never arrive. I have no routine. I have no foolproof anything. There’s nothing foolproof.”

Margaret Atwood

I cannot tell you how many people I know who talk and talk and talk about writing, and then spend their days picking away at excuses why they cannot write. They don’t have the right tools. They don’t have enough time. The weather isn’t right. They ran out of coffee. The excuses are endless. The trick, as Atwood says so eloquently, is recognizing that it’ll never be the right time. You just do and you keep doing until you’re done.

All I Need To Write

All I Need To Write by Grant Snider

I found this comic by Grant Snider and wanted to share it here. (You can get a poster of this comic at Grant’s shop.) The message hits close to home for any writer, we’ve all been in a similar position: spending more time preparing to write than actually writing. I’ve shared my own thoughts on this subject before, but thought this comic was cute and it’s always a good reminder. Now go write.