Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Scaredy Cats

I've run across a lot of people talking about writer's block today. Also about fear of writer's block, fear of the fear of writer's block and fear of never getting writer's block and therefore being told one isn't a real writer.

Over at Losing True (courtesy of the NaBloPoMo Randomizer, love that thing) I found this lovely quote from a real writer:
I hate writing; I love having written.
- Dorothy Parker

Which made me think of another quote along the same lines:
I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy, I'm a white piece of paper, you wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.
- Aaron Sorkin

Don't worry writers, just write. For right now it doesn't have to be good it just has to be done.

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