Wednesday, December 05, 2007

If only we could all be so easy on ourselves...

I read this quote today, and wondered why I don't think like this instead of getting frustrated that my writing isn't perfect, whatever that means.

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper."

--Steve Martin Best Blogger Tips

5 comments:

TI said...

what a great attitude...for a millionaire. :)

Writer bug said...

lol--TI, I never knew you to be so cynical!

TI said...

Well, it's the first thing that crossed my mind, so I must be more cynical than I first appear!

bostonerin.livejournal.com said...

I love this. Carrie Jones, over on LJ (who's sold 5 books this year), says that she's able to do it because when writing her drafts she "gives herself permission to be mediocre."

Easing off ourselves can be just as valuable as pushing ourselves to do our best work constantly.

January said...

Great quote. We do put a lot of pressure on ourselves to produce.

It's hard sometimes to relax and enjoy the process but I think that's the key. That and being a millionaire. No, a multimillionaire!

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