White Sheet of Death

Muse at 11, Writing

The blank sheet of paper (I just wrote “blank sheet of failure”) is scary.  It comes with an implied message that you, sir, ain’t manly enough to fill me with anything of quality. 

Ignore it.  A dozens of pages of embarrasing scrawl in your notebook may be humbling, but those pages are also tangible results of your work.  Retreat from your desk with nothing in hand and the blank paper will be smirking behind your back before the door’s clicked shut.

Here’s my motto:

YOU CAN’T WRITE SOMETHIN’ IF YOU DON’T WRITE NOTHIN’.

Want to write something of quality?  Get ready to murder some trees, because until you start filling pages with something-anything!, you will never achieve quality.

Take ‘er away, Chuck.

“You’ve got a million bad drawings in you; you better get started.”
Chuck Jones

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