Years ago I read the below advice. Unfortunately I didn't remember who said it ... but thankfully the advice stuck with me.
Whatever paragraph I'm writing, I attempt to give it all. I don't save anything. I gobble up the best in the presenting, trusting God will provide more for the future.
“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water.
Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.
After Michelangelo died someone found in his studio a piece of paper on which he had written a note to his apprentice, in the handwriting of his old age: ‘Draw, Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and do not waste time.’ “
-- Anne Dillard, The Writing Life, HarperPerennial
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