Writing Inspiration #27

Happy Monday, readers and writers! How have you been? Today we shall talk about first attempts and writing.

I have known writers cracking their skulls up trying to get everything perfect at the first strike, almost killing themselves in the process. But I ask, is it necessary? More than that, is it possible to nail down every piece of writing you’ve ever forced from your pen, at the first attempt? Even if you don’t, will it kill you to give yourself the space, to be tad more merciful to the writer within you?

We fret, we all do. It comes with the creative kick, I guess. But you would feel quite relaxed to know that your life didn’t depend on it; maybe the bills, but surely not life. We deserve second chances, we all do. So go easy on yourself and read this quote from Robert Cormier.

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What do you think? How important is it to have everything perfect at the first attempt? Do you push yourself too? Do share your thoughts below.

Happy reading till we meet next.

Until then, carpe diem! 🙂


© Asha Seth

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