When The Writer Must Write (Right Goddamn Now)

When in doubt...

When in doubt…

TAKE SOME TIME RIGHT NOW TO FUCKING WRITE

I’m not wrong on this. A writer must take the time to write. Make time. Steal time. Do whatever the shit it is you gotta do to get writing done. Avoid the dreaded time-suck – people taking your valuable time.

SAY SOMETHING WITH YOUR WORDS

“What’s your perspective?”

“I dunno. Don’t really have—”

“Bullshit! Have a perspective.”

Use your writing, the words that you cram together like Oreos in the mouth, to say something. Spew your shit out like a literary orgasm. You have a voice, a perspective. Use it. Put it out there.

CULTIVATE YOUR UNHINGED BAD-ASSERY

Writing is a solitary sport that makes us crazy. Sure, most of us are already there – a little anyway – so the road isn’t too long.

Whazza what? Did he just say writing is a—

Hell’s to the yes. Writing is a sport. It’s a goddamn self-exploration just like golf except we don’t chase the ball. We find words that to fit into sentences.It’s a competition against our last story or novel. We strive to make the next anything better than the last.

Point is this, my inky-tentacled friends: writing is a super odd, weird shit thing to do. Granted, it’s not as stressful as working in one of those tiny parking lot ticket booths at the airport, or like flying a fighter jet, but it is peculiar. Bottom line: keep your insane in check. Destress. Grab the reins of your mind. Unwedge your Underoos. Practice onanism or whatever else keeps your shit sane.

WRITE LIKE A MUTHAFUCKER

This is where the writer makes a solid commitment. Turn the fucking hobby into a discipline. Gather all those works-in-progress and finish your shit. Tell people to piss-off because you’re working. Writing IS work.

VALUE THE SHIT YOU DO

Your work takes time. You have a great responsibility to your work. You like your work, ergo; you have pride in what you do. If you don’t, no one else will either. Period.

THOSE THAT CAN DO; THOSE THAT CANNOT, DON’T DO SHIZ

Here, it’s rather simple: the writer needs to keep creating. Finish a short story or novel, start the next thing. Don’t fall back on what you’ve done, focus on what you’re doing, and then sneak a peek to what you’re going to do. Make your shit happen.

 

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