“The thing that I want to tell you is this and it’s the most important thing I think I can say to you: there’s NO WRONG WAY to do this. The only wrong thing to do would be if you want to write and you don’t do the work of it.” Kate DiCamillo
A number of years ago I began writing a children’s book. I had no clue what I was doing. The good news is I still have no clue of what I’m doing.
Writing is hard. At least for me. For a long time I kept thinking it should be easier. Or at least more fun. But the reality is writing is work. And if you want to write, that’s the truth of it. The only truth you need to know. You have to do the work.
Here’s something else. You don’t have to have a degree or a fancy word processing system. You don’t have to have a separate room or a she shed. You don’t have to get all your ducks in a row first or clean your apartment.
You just have to do the work.
Sit or stand or soak in the tub and write one word. Then another.
That’s how writing works.
I’ll see you on the page.