Stop Feeling Guilty That Your Writing Isn’t Perfect

It’s not, and that’s perfectly okay

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Tell yourself you hate it.

First drafts are raw material. A house doesn’t come in a box. It comes in thousands of pieces made of a variety of materials.

Perfect is a lie.

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Quit trying so hard.

Effective.

Your idols are as flawed as you are.

Failure isn’t fatal. It’s an excellent opportunity to grow. Think about it. When you hurt, you resolve never to feel that way for that reason ever again.

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Edit drunk.

When people talk about writing drunk, they mean they want to throw off their inhibitions. Polite society has its rules. Some make sense. Some don’t. The idea here is to be free and leave the rough edges in.

If you wonder whether or not you should say something, you probably should.

People might criticize you.

Criticism is part of life. Get used to it. If it’s useful, learn from it. If it’s not, ignore it.

Grab your pen and go.

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