First drafts aren't supposed to be pretty. I know this. I've written about it in past posts. Yet I have to remind myself every time I work through a new first draft.
It helps me to think about Anne Lamott's words in BIRD BY BIRD and to truly view my draft as the sh**ty first draft. It helps me to remember that I need to get all the clay on the wheel before I can shape it.
How about you? Do you have to remind yourself to loosen up? Or is there something else you have to remind yourself to do?
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This is Thistle reminding me that he needs his ears rubbed. He often sleeps on a doggy bed behind me when I write, but when I've been working too long (in his opinion) . . .
Look at those eyes, at that face. And he's sooo sweet. Do you see why I love him so much?