There is some great advice about writing out there, but Brett's perspective hits home.
Two things to keep in mind:
- You never know when a hero of yours is going to happen upon something you’ve written.
- If you always write to the best of your ability, then you’ll always be improving and you won’t need to decide to do something the right way. You’ll just do it. And, you’ll want to do it better.
If you want what you write to be taken seriously, then give a shit.
Everybody makes mistakes, but carelessness is as obvious as it is difficult to forgive.
I know there were many times when I just don't want to write or work on research and it comes down to finding a way to still write when you do not "give a shit". Just don't publish until you do.