Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Writing Life - Where Does Discipline Fit In?

What more important? Discipline or self-forgiveness?

Writing and Discipline Quote Elizabeth Gilbert"I believe that if you are serious about a life of writing... that you should take on this work like a holy calling.....As for discipline -- it's important but sort of over rated. The more important virtue of being a writer, I believe, is self-forgiveness. because your writing will always disappoint you. Your laziness will always disappoint you. Continuing to write after that heartache of disappointment doesn't only take discipline, but also self -forgiveness." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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  1. This is so helpful. I beat myself up so much about slacking off sometimes that I cause myself to slack off more. Definitely good advice.

  2. @Carissa Lentz I couldn't agree more Carissa. I'm also guilty of slacking off as well and becoming frustrated as well.


  3. Well, I have started following your blog for a little while now, and really enjoy these items.

    Thank you!

    I have always had a wish nto write creatively, and now have started a small creative writing blog for myself, and finding so much information through blogs, I find your's very helpful, with lots of good ideas.

  4. HiBrenda,
    I'm glad you are following the blog and I think it's wonderful you have started one for yourself.
    Best of luck, and you are welcome to use anything from my blog on yours, if you desire. Just please link back to the blog.
    Have fun writing,


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