In the tradition of asking for what you want my first itty bitty personal ad. Please forgive I’m not good at asking for things or even knowing what it is I want.
The Stuff: The ability to just accpet my writing sucks long enough to actually write.
What it is:
I want to write and I want to write interesting stuff people want to read. The fact is my writing sucks and this fact tears at me with each line I type which stops me from writing. The irony is the only way for it not to suck is to write decreasingly sucky material for 10,000 hours or so.
An accountability partner: Someone who expects a certain amount of writing on a regular cycle and is agreeing to call me on it if they don’t get it. Criticism could be provided or not on the writing itself but a coherent (or semi-coherent) draft on fixed intervals and them calling me on it.
Being someone’s first reader: Someone who needs a first reader to just read their drafts where I can see the start and finish of their polished writing.
Something else: Some other trick or system you’ve found to keep yourself doing something badly until you do it well.
Fueling the system:
I will write at least 500 words of fiction or essay drafts a day.
I will fight my tendancy to believe everything is permenant and believe that by writing my writing won’t suck one day.