"I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles."
Inspiration from others…
“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.”
“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.”
"However great a person's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once."
"Plot is the route you take, story is the journey you make." (Ashton) "Structure is the map." (Williams)
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
"You can make anything by writing."
“If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire is not to write.”
"The only thing between you and you doing what you want, is doing it."