God Help Me. That's the phrase that goes through my mind. Funnily enough, it works.Jai
Great answer to just about anything!
I love that. As simple as it is, it's very true. Just write. <3
Absolutely. Well said.
I think that phrase says it all!! Yay! Just write! Take carex
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Jai, I like that phrase even better :)Lisa, Lori, Lisa, Alex and Old Kitty, thanks
Gah! I keep accidentally posting under my husband's profile! People are going to start getting confused...sigh. So Lynda...I love this phrase, that's all I'm trying to say. :) And I'm sorry if you were confused before....
it's a simple but great advice, Lyndy! As someone who doesn't believe in plans before writing, I could totally relate to this motto!
I need to get a tattoo of that phrase :)
That is the same motto I use. Somedays I don't have to remind myuself so often.
That's much like my personal motto for everything that gets tough. "Read one note at a time." I sing and I like reminding myself to focus on the job at hand instead of trying to do too much too far ahead. It works for writing too. I can see myself chanting the Just Write, One Note (word) at a Time, and God Help Me in endless round. LOL!
I don't have a motto. Can I borrow yours?
Your advice is excellent! May favorite motto that I borrowed from someone else is "first get it written, then get it right."
Just keep writing, just keep writing, just keep writing writing writing =D
Just write. Sounds just right!
This is a great one to get you through the angsty, indecision-ridden moments of the first draft. I like Julie M's addition--then get it right! That's a good second draft mantra.
That's a great motto! I should make it my screensaver.
Just Write. Simple, but totally effective. It's perfect! Might have to replace my old: "No one's doing it for you" motto. Though, that one is mostly for editing...hm...
That phrase is on a post-it on my computer screen, on bright pink so I am sure to read it when I sit down to write... Just write! I hope I don't lose steam though.
No kidding! And a lot of writers (ahem, me sometimes too) are busily doing other things...blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, etc. Even reading; it's good up to a point but it can be used to procrastinate doing what we're supposed to be doing as writers!
Yup, pretty much the same thing! Seems to work no matter the context or obstacle.
great tips. I actually don't have a motivational phrase. :-)
So succinct and so true! Thanks for the reminder. I don't really have a motto. But I like yours!
Yes. Never give up. Never surrender. I like yours, too.
Valerie, aah, that explains it. lol. Dezzy, hehehe, I do plan before I write now too(well, for novels, not so much short stories) but the motto still works.Jess, hahaSusan, lol, same.Zan, also good advice :)KarenG, absolutely Julie, I like that!
Natalie, yep, sometimes it's like an echo in my headMorningAJ, heheSarah, I like it too :)Clarissa, and wallpaper the walls with it ;)Colene, hhaa I like that too!Jessica, I put post it notes everywhere. When you begin to lose steam...just write ;)
Carol, yes!! seriously! That's my main problem at the moment--I'm using social media as an excuse to procrastinate. Um-ah. Talli, even works for dieting. Do I want that donut? No! Just write! see?Misha, I'm impressed.Elizabeth, thanksM Pax, haha I LOVE your motto. It's brilliant.
just keep swimming...it's similar. :D <3
Full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes! I love your attitude!
I don't have a particular motto, but yeah, this one really says it all! Advice which sounds so simple, but it's still hard to follow...
Just Write and keep writing and ofcourse Be Positive.
Love, love, love this advice!Thanks for sharing it.Martina
Excellent advice. What else can you do, really?
LTM, hehe yep :)Stephen, lol! awesome!Adina, yes indeed. Sometimes it sounds like a chant when it gets hard.Rachna, yes! being positive is important.Martina, :)Shari, well... we could wallow and lament, doubt and stare into space... ;)
Wise words. I've never thought about it before, but what I always end up telling myself when I'm blocked, or desperate, or discouraged, or I don't have time, or anything, is this: Write or die. That sounds so dramatic! But this is basically me throwing my hands up in the air and going "I don't care about all those problems anymore. I'm going to write if it kills me." And then I mentally chant "write or die" to myself until I'm too caught up writing to remember.-Mandy
Hi Mandy, "write or die" might sound dramatic but if it works then it's brilliant! :)
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