Laurell K. Hamilton is one of my favorite authors of all time. She recently blogged about a topic near and dear to my heart – Don’t Let Perfectionism Stop You.
I’m an OCD perfectionist freak. I know it. I can’t change it. But this post gave me a push I think I was needing. Stop planning, revising, rewriting, and trying to be perfect, and just write. Fix it later in the editing stage. That’s what it’s there for.
So, the next time you look at those great notes for your story, or novel, and think, “I can’t get it perfect. It won’t match the vision in my head.” And you get frustrated and stuck before you begin, or soon after you begin, just take a deep breath and keep going. Plow through like a bull in a china shop, break everything in sight heading for your goal of being…
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