Many writers struggle with addressing all of these ingredients in their work. At risk of sounding like a motivational meme you’d see on your mom’s Facebook page, as the Persian poet Saadi once said:

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”

Or, as Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog says:

Jake the dog

“Sucking at something is the first step towards being sort of good at something.”

This presentation is on the long side, but worth a look. It’s more focussed on marketing, but it’s relevant to the creative process and why we create in the first place. It might help you reorient yourself or help you find a new way to approach your writing.

“Try to avoid editing as you write—instead, write the thing, then go back to edit it. I know a lot of writers get stuck early because they're too busy trying to make every sentence perfect instead of putting words on the page.” - Bob Mackey, FANDOM Games Editor