Sometimes it helps to have a reminder that you are not the first one to struggle with words. Here are a few writing quotes to make you nod in agreement, or even smile as you sit down to tap those keys today.
“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.”
“Success comes to a writer, as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.”
“If we had to say what writing is, we would define it essentially as an act of courage.”
“The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug.”
“Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.”
“When I have trouble writing, I step outside my studio into the garden and pull weeds until my mind clears—I find weeding to be the best therapy there is for writer’s block.”
“The best time for planning (a writing project) is while you’re doing the dishes.”