Like any writer, I’m sure, there have been days where I feel like I’m not doing enough, or what I am doing is not good enough and everything is just a waste of time and I should just give up now to save myself the heartbreak of being rejected by the world.
But in the past couple of months, I’ve been finding a lot of comfort from quotes by authors (and even the characters in their books). I wanted to share with you the ones that really stuck with me and encouraged me to write again.
Not in any particular order:
- “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –
- “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” – Vladimir Nabokov
- “If you start with a bang, you won’t end with a whimper.” – T.S. Eliot
- “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” –
- “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” –
- “The first draft of anything is shit.” –
- “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” –
- “It’s the job that’s never started that takes longest to finish.” – J.R.R Tolkien
- “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams
- “Think of an idea you love enough to neglect everything else you enjoy in life.” – Nathan Bransford