First Drafts

Great analogy for writing first drafts, and apropros during my CampNaNoWriMo challenge:

 

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Other appropriate quotes about first drafts:

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.” —Anne Lamott

Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. Your stuff starts out being just for you, in other words, but then it goes out. Once you know what the story is and get it right — as right as you can, anyway — it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it.” ― Stephen King

For more quotes, tips, and advice, check out my Pinterest board. And if you have a writing board on Pinterest, please add it in the comments. I’d love to follow you!

http://www.pinterest.com/lctayler/the-writing-life/

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