How To Get Started According to Tina Fey

I swear I invented Pinterest.  And DryBar.  And I swore I authored Eat Pray Love in my head, before Elizabeth Gilbert did.  My father, a true entrepreneur, reminded me every time that an idea is only an idea until you go out and make it happen.

Motherhood is the first time I've started to peek my head around the barricade of fear and judgement that historically stood between idea and execution.  Being responsible for a little person creates inevitable limits on our time but I'm finding a certain amount of liberation from judgement and from priorities that don't need to be priorities.  

So if I want to be a writer, well I should write.  For me, that's Mother Untitled.  What is it for you?

The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30…What I learned about bombing as a writer at Saturday Night is that you can’t be too worried about your “permanent record.” Yes, you’re going to write some sketches that you love and are proud of forever—your golden nuggets. But you’re also going to write some real shit nuggets. And unfortunately, sometimes the shit nuggets will make it onto the air. You can’t worry about it. As long as you know the difference, you can go back to panning for gold on Monday.
— Tina Fey