"Get It Done" = Writing tip from Steve Donoghue

Published by Link the Writer in the blog My First Internet Blog. Views: 185

https://youtu.be/2NsUKqT1Who?t=548
Start at 9:08

Steve Donoghue is a book nut who discusses books and writing on his YouTube channel, and in this video, he encourages writers to start their NaNoWriMo with something I found encouraging -- and I hope it'll encourage other writers whether they're doing NaNoWriMo or not.

"Get it done." Set a word goal and just get it done. If it's 2,000 words a day, then write 2,000 words. Don't fret over how good they are, or if the grammar is correct...or anything about it, really. Just get it done. That's the goal: get it done, not right.

Another encouraging quote I found that comes not from him, but from a long-dead Roman Emperor:

“Do what nature demands. Get a move on--if you have it in you--and don't worry whether anyone will give you credit for it. And don't go expecting Plato's Republic; be satisfied with even the smallest progress, and treat the outcome of it all as unimportant.” - Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161-180 AD in his personal journals.

Just get it done, and don't expect yourself to be the next Plato. You don't have to be the next Plato.
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