Just Write

I don’t know what I’m doing . . .

“Eventually, I stop looking back and being prissy about the beginning, but I’m pretty prissy about it for a long while. At a certain point, I only go forward. I allow myself to write a chunk where I can say, ‘You know, I don’t know what I’m really doing here. It’s a bit messy.’ I cut myself some slack. I can also write with blind spots where I say, ‘I know I’m going to have to figure this out later I don’t know what the answer is right now but that’s OK,’ and I can keep writing.” —Julianna Baggott

Excerpt from “Pure Writer,” by Elfrieda Abbe, The Writer Magazine, January 2016

Note from Marlene: When you get to a “stuck” place in your writing, type ‘xyz” or “something herein red at your sticky spot.You can come back to that unsettled place later and fix it. 

Take a break. Get up, walk around, have a sip of water, look out a window. Then get back to your writing.  Just Write!



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