Our words are just words. Our stories are just stories. Maybe they transcend their form. Maybe they don’t. It doesn’t matter. Repeat after me: it doesn’t matter. Care less. Fuck it. Fuck it. Write like you don’t give a damn. Write like there’s no expected outcome except a finished story. Write the story that sings in your heart, not the one that whispers in your brain. You’re not curing cancer. You’re not saving the whales.
One word after the other. No wants, no needs, no fears.
The reason why I love Chuck Wendig are quotes like this one. We tend to take everything in our lives that we consider important (especially art) as something to transcend. But when push comes to shove, we just need to keep on keeping on and see where the dominos fall down the road.
On a side note, the rated G version of this is Jeff Goins here.