I came across this quote the other day and thought I’d share it with you all. It really resonated with me because there have been times when I waited for the right moment and time, for the right words before I started writing whatever it was I was writing. But I’ve learned overtime that just getting the words on the page is enough. The purpose of the first draft if to get the words onto the page. It’s during the revision process that you fill in the blanks until the work is as polished as possible.
Waiting for perfection only delays the piece from being completed. Sometimes when I start a piece of writing, I yearn for that perfection but know that’s never the case with first drafts. I should write just because I’m writing, for the love of writing, for the pleasure of writing, and let the words fall from my fingertips as they may.
Why wait for perfection when you could be writing now? The piece will reach its fullest potential eventually. You just have to be patient and keep working at it.