You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it “done”.
David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus
Alexander Graham Bell
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen–whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book–it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage or story where it has no place.