In the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, the author advises all writers to make a pact with the universe. You have to throw out all your doubts and write this pledge “Universe, you take care of the quality; I’ll take care of the quantity.” Sign it then post it on your wall.
Many of us have killed our masterpieces because we have been run over by the roar of silence. It’s not your job to second guess yourself or to worry whether what you have written is good or bad. Your job is to write. Leave the judging to the critics. Your job is to write.
This doesn’t mean it’s ok to be a slacker. Work hard and revise, but before you begin slashing away sentences, remember that your primary responsibility is to create and not destroy. Trust the universe, hold up your end of the bargain, and let the universe lead you to your masterpiece.
Check out my other writing posts:
- Writing Exercise: The Morning Pages
- Writing Exercise: A-Z Sentences
- Evolving Writing Habits
- The Light
- Where Writing Exercises Meet
- Descriptive Essay: Think before You Act
- To be Read, To be Loved
- Tell Another Story
- Free Writing Adventures
- Particularity of I Love You
- My Writing Journey So Far
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