I’ve already gotten in double my goal WC today, a lovely change, but I hope to fit in more writing because my plan was to accomplish much more than I have! Sometimes things just work out that way.
However, today I bring you a quote from Lauren Graham. Because while yes, I’m watching too much Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham is wonderful as herself and an author in her own right. I forgot that she wrote a book, so I’m putting it on my reading list, but I digress. She did a Q&A where someone asked the following question:
“I have been trying to finish my story for years but motivation and inspiration are low, any advice?”
And this was her answer:
“Don’t stop working just because it isn’t perfect. Get to the end of the story before you judge it. You can always rewrite, but only if it exists!”
As a Nano participant, I’ve read a lot of great pep talks from authors I admire, and lots of general writing advice includes that very same sentiment, so it’s not like it’s something I haven’t heard before. But somehow hearing it from an actress/author I’m a big fan of made it seem very relevant to where I am now.
So seriously, self, and anyone else who needs to hear it…just keep going. Don’t worry about what it is until it’s actually a story. Ignore the voices in your head (and outside of them, if applicable). Once you know what your story is, you can fix the rest.