Above my desk I have a card. One of those square ones you can buy from a trendy pop up shop at Waterloo Station, covered in words relating to the art of writing.
The word ‘writing‘ is written in red text, standing out among the other words, some of which say things like, “Start writing, no matter what – the water does not flow until the tap is turned on.”
And “First drafts don’t have to be perfect, they just have to be written.” Or, my particular favourite:
“Either write something worth reading about, or do something worth writing about.”