Blog, Writing

Motivational Monday

Because I’m in the middle of a draft, and because I keep teetering between revising the beginning and continuing to write, today’s theme seems to be: keep writing until you reach the end. In that first draft, don’t worry about the audience and don’t be afraid of writing crap, just immerse yourself in the story and “tell the hell out of it” (Chris Crutcher @ SCBWI Miami 2014). You can worry about all else in revision.

First Drafts

Just finish

Quantity leads to quality

Write the good and ugly

Happy writing!

 

Blog, Writing

Motivational Monday

I’m in the midst of mid-semester craziness, swallowed by seemingly endless papers to grade and getting my footing back on my WIP. It’s not easy, but I know the only way I’ll reach “the end” of that story is by writing. It might be slow, with only a few minutes here and there, but it’s somewhat steady and eventually, I’ll get there. So for all of us struggling through first (or second…or eighteenth) drafts, here are some bits of inspiration.

Write

Writers Write

DontQuit

DontStop