Write anyway. This is a big catchphrase of mine: Write anyway. And I say it to myself lots these days as I try and finish my second novel, In the Red. Not a writing session goes by where I don’t think, My first book was a total fluke. I’m a hack. I’m a no-talent. Why am I bothering? Who’s going to care? Oh, it’s fun to be me, trust me, when the writing isn’t flowing. But each time those kinds of thoughts float to the surface, I answer them with, “Write anyway.”
- Am I a hack? I’m going to write anyway and see.
- Who’s going to care? Maybe no one. But I’m going to write anyway now and worry about that later.
Write anyway helps me barrel through and finish writing my thousand words every day until somehow, some way, I manage to eek out an entire novel. And although I’m not always happy with what I’ve written, I am always happy that I HAVE written.