One of the things I say to aspiring authors is that the number one reason a writer never sees publication is that they don’t finish that first draft. The thing is, first drafts are ugly. They’re universally terrible. Anyone who says they’re a one-draft writer either has no sense of quality control, or they’re lying.Continue reading “A Tale of Three Prototypes”
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The Life-Changing Magic of Ignoring “I Don’t Wanna”
A lot of us overestimate our need for a breather, and overestimate the necessary magnitude of that breather. To our detriment.