I love the truth in this: every day is a restart button. Every writing session can be better than I thought.
And why wait for a new day? Why not use every break to reset my thinking? Coming back after a meal, after an errand, after any extended interruption: it's a chance at new words. Better images. Cleaner sentences.
This is an especially good quote for me, since I'm revising one of my manuscripts. And it is all too easy to stare at my old paragraphs and either think: Hey, that's not so bad, I'll leave it, or, Oh my gosh, am I really that bad at this?
Today's my chance to do a little better. To take what was already decent, and turn up the volume, make it shine. To take what was crappy, and make it, well, at least mediocre!
Mediocre? I'm totally joking. Today I'll make it awesome.
With each new dawn, every writer gets a second chance to write well. -- Eric Maisel