If Ray Bradbury’s words motivated me to show up to work every day, Hemingway’s words motivated me to finish what I started. I used to think I have to write nicely and if I’m not doing that I’m being lazy and am not committed. I thought I wouldn’t be a better writer if I didn’t write good words.
But this quote brought me back on track. I reminded myself of these words when I felt like what I was writing was worthless and I was tempted to quit. Allowing myself to write bad words helped me to not only finish what I started, but they also made me more confident with my writing. Understanding that first drafts are rough drafts is essential for every writer. That way, you open the doors of your mind to more possibilities and creative thoughts.
And the more you write, the better you get at it.