I saw this quote a couple of days a go and it’s been on my mind ever since. It’s just good to pass up so I thought I’d share it on my blog.
“Try and fail but do not fail to try.”
I love it because that’s exactly the theory I apply to my writing…or at least I try to anyway! The fact is that when you’re working away alone on a computer, typing (or not, as is often the case) it’s hard to keep the negative thoughts from floating to the surface and getting in the way. It’s far too easy to find a reason not to write, a distraction to keep you from sitting at your desk.
I’ve been procrastinating recently. It’s been an age since I had a good solid couple of hours to write. And I’ve been getting frustrated but tomorrow is the day. I will not answer the phone, I will not drive out in the car, go to the supermarket, write emails or do the washing. I am going to hole up in front of my computer, make a pot of tea and eat toast all day. I don’t know if I’m going to produce anything worthwhile but I’m going to TRY! 🙂