I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.
"remember: plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after you characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations" -- Ray Bradbury
15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors
15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors use your senses, writing, writingquote
"Never sit staring at a blank page or screen. If you find yourself stuck, write. Write about the scene you're trying to write. Writing about is easier than writing, and chances are, it will give you your way in.
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.
When fear creeps up your spine, start writing. Shake it off, word by word, and look at the splinters of fear on the floor, shining like broken glass.