I’ve blown my deadlines a couple of times, but it’s nice that she added that bit about being kind to ourselves. Because aren’t we all our own worst critics?
Another one from Disher:
It is pointless to wait for inspiration. The brilliant idea that you write down at 2 a.m. on the notebook by your bed (ed: or in the shower!) may be no more than a sentence that has lost its force by the next morning, whereas sitting down every day and writing a page whether you feel like it or not will produce 365 pages by the end of the year.
Bash through! Just bash through!