Pieces Form the Whole

That moment when you see one sentence that does not fit and then find a spot to insert it that fits nicely: Priceless.

I realise again and again how important flow is to writing. You have to zone in – don’t ask me how, it just happens when you’re not looking – and then you just keep going, keep writing, no matter if it sounds like rubbish now. Bearing one of Neil Gaiman’s rules of writing in mind, what seems brilliant now might be rubbish later, and vice versa. What counts is that you write.

So do not worry about perfection. Perfection is an old advertisement lie, a plastic word with shining teeth that has nothing to say except itself.

Because it is much more interesting to explore the spots that do not fit.

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