“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining…researching…talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” E.L. Doctorow
I read this quote today and have been thinking about it ever since and I need to hold this truth to be self-evident.
Planning to write is not writing. I am writing, but not as much as I would like to be writing. I have making more plans and doing even more research, than I have been writing.
This quote brings everything into perspective.
The more you write, the better your writing becomes. I believe this to be true, as does every writer I have ever met. It’s time to get back to basics, the basics of writing. I am going to write and then I will write some more. When I am done writing, I will start all over and do it again.