‘If I waited for perfection, I would never write write a word.’
We all struggle to perfect our work and I’ve said this in many daily Wisdoms because it is such an important point – don’t try to write like Shakespeare or JK Rowling, write like yourself. The second point is to write first and edit later. I know loads of people who take years and years to write their first draft. This is because they were looking to perfect first. Perfection takes time, chapter after chapter, if you just write, perfection will come on its own. So write and then edit and do it all over again. Don’t expect to be satisfied. A writer is never satisfied with their work – instead, get someone else to read your work, get honest and constructive feedback and advice.
That’s how you do it.