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565 days ago
A lot of writers: aspiring, published, new, experienced - there are some who will disagree with me: Inspiration is crap!
The muse: forget about it!
You're gonna sit around waiting for the muse to land on your shoulder and wait to be inspired and wait until you 'feel' like it, you're going to be unemployed a really long time.
Writing is a job. It's a fabulous job. It's a wonderful job. It's a job you can do in your pyjamas in your own house. You never have to wear make up or panty hose again. Really!
The benefits are legion.
But it's hard, sweaty work.
Some days it will be like that runaway train. And those are great days.
And some days it's like carving in granite with a toothpick. And you gotta sit there those days too.
Keep your ass in the chair! Keep working!
Because some day even when you're not writing well but you're keeping up the habit of writing, you're not breaking the habit. Because the next day if you've broken that habit - you know like when you exercise and you slack off - it hurts!
You can fix a bad page. You can't fix a blank one.