Hey all, Been working on my first fantasy novel for quite some time now, but mostly due to long breaks. I'm currently sitting at 35, 755 words though, and to me, that is a big accomplishment for myself. However, I refuse to give it up and I do plan on finishing it. From everything I have read, I understand you need to take some time out of everyday to write something. I have also understood (and completely agree with this part) that you just keep writing, and you fix your bad writing in revisions. Heres my problem. When I force myself to write everyday, I feel less motivated. It feels much more like work, than it is fun when I write when I want to, rather then when I have to. And I feel my writing is forced, and it doesn't flow like it does when it's fun. The second part of my problem is when I do write bad writing, I have trouble ignoring how bad it is. I feel that it can be so bad that it will influene where the story goes in my mind, and therfore needs to change before I go further. And thus more discouraging me from writing (hence the long breaks). So here is my question to everyone. What do you tell yourself to make you feel better about your bad writing? How do you keep the motivation to keep it up? Just looking for what other people do, maybe it will help me keep focused. By the way, in case anyone views this as a case of writers block, I don't believe its that. I know where it needs to go, and feel I can take it there, I just don't for the reasons above. Thanks!