I agree with how quitting doesn’t help at all. Some of my older writing definitely makes me cringe, but sometimes older projects also feed newer ones, when you rework some of them (as it happened when I translated from French to English and improved my recent article about Shabd!)
I think it’s wonderful to have ideas for different projects, but making sure to take notes and store them properly (when your brain gives you enough time to actually sit down and write/type them of course) helps a lot in the long run.
Discipline definitely is a big part of writing and without it talent can’t fully be sustained or blossom.
I was going to write about quatrains today, but this is more important. We can talk about writing in a lot of different ways — as an art form, a means of communication, a medium of expression, a way of socializing — but it’s important to understand writing as a skill. As with any other skill, you get better at it with practice, and you get rusty when you don’t write.
If you want to get better, don’t quit writing, no matter how frustrated you are with the work you’re producing at the moment. If you have a specific piece that you just can’t figure out how to fix, put it aside and work on something else. If you have a big project that’s stagnated to the point you feel blocked, sit down and work on something shorter and easier until it’s done. Completing something…
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