The most liberating thing[s] I’ve ever read.

Some people look at a blank page as exciting, opportunistic, fun. To me, every blank page screams “you don’t have anything worthwhile to say.”

For years I hated writing without a plan, without a strategy, without a vision. I would start, then delete right away. If a sentence was lucky enough to stay on the page, I would immediately scrutinize each word and begin hacking – often before the sentence even saw a period. I made a lifestyle of editing while writing. Terrified of anyone seeing the incomplete text before it reached perfection. Read the rest of this entry »