Steven Pressfield says “Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t” and Austin Kleon says “Show Your Work.”
Who’s right and who’s wrong? That’s the conundrum we live in today.
What do I think? I think they’re both right! Nobody wants to read my shit, but fuck it, I’m going to show you anyway, and that’s how 500CrappyWords.com was conceived.
Why 500 crappy words? Well, in Mark Manson’s book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” he shares a story from Tim Ferriss about a novelist who had written over seventy novels. When asked how he was able to write so many novels, he replied, “200 crappy words per day.”
So, I thought to myself: 200? Psssh, how about 500 crappy words a day!
And that’s what this website is about. Each day I sit down and work on my craft, 500 crappy words at a time. Some days I produce something beautiful, but most days I produce trash.
At the end of the day, it’s all about my “love affair” with my Muse.