Hey Mastodon, here is a quote that I needed and maybe you did too:
"WRITE IT BADLY. Write it badly, write it badly, write it badly, write it badly. Stop what you’re doing, open a Word document, put a pencil on some paper, just get the idea out of your head. Let it be good later. Write it down now. Otherwise it will die in there."
— Brandon Sanderson on overcoming writer’s block to create a first draft as a professional author
@emaree I've been stuck on an introduction for over a month because it was never quite perfect. I gave up on writing the perfect intro to my chapter this morning and accepted that it would be shite for now, but figured that at least the chapter would be complete
@emaree also applies to art too
lots of folks ask stuff like "should I try to draw this thing I know I can't right now or save it until I'm more skilled?"
the answer, of course, is the former. you can redo a bad work later when you're better, but you will almost never revisit your old ideas that never left your head.
sure you'll be able to execute them much better after 3+ years of training.
but by then they'll be long gone.
@emaree I needed this quote this morning. yesterday I wrote ~1500 words of a story I've been kicking around in my head for ages now and it's definitely...low quality lol.