Deadlines can be useful as they focus our intensity and motivate us to do our best work. Or, deadlines can be treacherous if we ignore them and suddenly find us working under pressure that causes us to do our worst writing.
Hence the title of this post: Never put off till tomorrow what you can write today. That’s really pretty elementary, but it’s also the kind of advice we need to write on a note card and tape up on the office wall — or perhaps on the back of your laptop case.
I truly believe that good writing only comes about with practice. If you write a thousand words, you’ll learn something that will make you a better writer. If you write a million words, you’ll learn a lot more. The journey of a million words begins with a single tap of the keyboard.
Get tapping and write something to make us all proud.
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