Getting Better Every Day


“If you’re a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he’s good, the older he gets, the better he writes.”
–Mickey Spillane

This is comforting to me…and I believe quite accurate. Many authors talk about their first bad novel that lurks underneath their bed covered in dust bunnies. I don’t have my first bad novel finished yet but I do have many notebooks of old writing that I can pull out and compare against my current writing. I can see the improvement and it inspires me. If I keep up this daily writing I might just have a chance at this. Find some of your old writing today even something from last year. How does your work this year compare? I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Today write a page about where you were a year ago. Now get back to work!

Lovingly,

The Writing Nag

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1 comment

  1. Now that’s the truth. Though the discrepancy I can see between my own writing and truly fine writing, is so discouraging sometimes.

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