The quote above is something that I had heard for a long time, but didn’t quite believe. Shouldn’t you give your novel time to be written just as it should be from the get go?
It’s that mindset instilled in me from an early age that told me, if your going to do something, do it right the first time. It’s an interesting sentiment, but woefully unrealistic. We are humans fallible, hurting, but always dreaming.
Whenever I tried to write for a story it would be when I had that spark of inspiration that came once or twice every month. I wasn’t giving myself to my work because I didn’t want to be a failure and I didn’t want my work to be bad.
Thinking that I could edit later had crossed my mind, but something within me still didn’t believe it. Still believed that some words were beyond saving.
I wish I had just gone for writing from the get go. I wish I had pounded my keyboard and never stopped the second I realized Writing was for me, but hey at the age of 19? I think it’s not too late to start now.
I want to be a writer that drafts like crazy and I will be. I want to be a writer who edits with a keen eye and I will be. I want to be a writer who never lets a blank page stop her and that is one thing I think I am.
We all have different processes and I want this to know be mind. To write every single day with no regrets. Leaving the bad stuff to be fixed later. Letting the story form slowly, by steadily in the now.
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-Till next time!