Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Lowering the Bar
I've talked about rough drafts and embracing the crap before, but it's taken on a whole new meaning as I'm cranking out words for NaNoWriMo. It is taking sheer will to ignore the "to be" verbs, the passive voice, and the shoddy sentences. But I'm doing it! And forging ahead. (Just past the half-way mark. Woot!)
Whenever I get the urge to go back and fix something I try and remember how much time that wastes, because I just need to get this first draft finished. Then I can revise to my heart's content, and whine about it then.
But for now, I'm lowering the bar.