Saturday, August 4, 2012

Keep Writing.

Yesterday I said my goodbyes to probably the smartest and the craziest Professor ever. I didn't even know he existed until about a month ago and it was a huge honor for me to have the chance to meet such a smart-ass like him. That's not the point, though. The point is that before we part ways, he gave me this one piece of writing advice that I think is very important for all writers to take note of: keep writing.

We forget this a lot, don't we? We forget that when we gave in to our sense of comfort, to more sleeping, to our favorite TV shows, to date nights, and so on, and on, and on. We even gave in to our favorite books (although this, to me, is the very best reason to give in), which we still shouldn't do in the first place. We forget that writing should comes first and that our writing time should be treated as sacred hours, not as working hours that you're allowed to skip.

"Keep writing. Even just for a sentence, or a paragraph, because that's the only way you are ever going to get there."  
- JF

Keep writing, every single day. Don't even think about skipping a day just because you don't feel like it because once you do, you're going to do it for the next day, and the next day, and the next day, until you lose your sense of being a writer and you'll end up never wanting to go back to it. Don't think that the next day you will have the "push" to write twice as much as the day before. In fact, don't think at all, just write and write and write, no matter how crappy your day was or how head-over-heels you were over that boy in your class, and one day you're going to look back and realize that you made it through your first book.

Famous authors, legendary writers, our mentors and ancestors, they have said it all, that writing itself is a long and hard process, and without persistence and diligence, you will never get to the end.

PS: that was my first time getting a writing advice from an actual writer. what an honor!

photo credit: rachelealpine.com


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