This month, I’ll be taking part in the Blogging A-Z challenge. Each day, I have to pick a theme dependent on the letter of the alphabet. That’s the only guideline, and I intend to figure it all out as I go along.
Today, I’m going to talk about my A-Game.
I think this is really important because, as writers, we always feel like we need to be bringing our A-game or we shouldn’t be writing until we’re ready to do that.
Let me tell you what I’ve learned.
If you wait until you’re in the right mood, or “inspired,” or sure you’ll be writing incredibly well today, you’re never going to get good at bringing your A-game.
Write when you can only bring your “B” game. Or your “Z” game. But write anyway, and keep writing. With practice, your “Z” game becomes your “D” game, and with editing, beta readers, and more editing, it becomes your A game.
If you care even an iota about your craft, you’re never going to feel like it’s as great as it could be. But that doesn’t mean it’s not great.
And it’ll never be great if it’s not written down.