The other day, Brenda posted some great writing quotes on her blog and asked, "Do you have a quote or passage that helps you when you need that little push? I would love to hear it/them, so please share."
Ever since she asked the question, the quote I've had in my head is not about writing. It's a quote from a crab fisherman.
"Shut up and Fish!" - Sig Hansen, captain of the Northwestern, as seen on The Deadliest Catch
"Shut up and Fish," is really just a different way of saying, "Butt In Chair," a saying which every writer knows. It's just a lot more fun to think of Sig saying it, and besides, if those guys can go out fishing in below zero weather, in the middle of a storm, then I can get my butt in my chair and write or make art. My new mottos are:
"Shut up and Write!" or "Shut up and Draw!" or both.