THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVELIST ROBERT STONE
ONCE JOKED THAT HE POSSESSED THE TWO
WORST QUALITIES IMAGINABLE IN A WRITER:
HE WAS LAZY, AND HE WAS A PERFECTIONIST.
INDEED, THOSE ARE THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS
FOR TORPOR AND MISERY, RIGHT THERE.
IF YOU WANT TO LIVE A CONTENTED CREATIVE LIFE,
YOU DO NOT WANT TO CULTIVATE
EITHER ONE OF THOSE TRAITS, TRUST ME.
WHAT YOU WANT
IS TO CULTIVATE QUITE THE OPPOSITE:
YOU MUST LEARN HOW TO BECOME A
DEEPLY DISCIPLINED HALF-ASS.
That is what I did all through November during NaNo.
And you know what?
It. Was. Great.
You know what else?
I'm going to keep doing it, in my writing, in all my creative endeavors, and in my life.
Care to join me?