Writing Is A Profane, Irrational, Imperfect Act

Those who try to master perfection will always fall to those who iterate, and reiterate, and create, and recreate. Art is better than philosophy. Creation, however clumsy, is always better than sitting on your hands and fearing what damage they can do. Kill the perfect. Slay the angels. Fuck the gods. You’re human. You’ll get it wrong. Everybody gets it wrong. But getting it wrong is the only way you get close to getting it right. §

Chuck Wendig nails it. This goes hand-in-hand with Anne Lamont’s ideas about shitty first drafts. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of your good.