Thursday, February 11, 2010

First Draft Madness

I've had to give myself permission to write crap this week. I know people say this is necessary to get rid of the evil internal editor. And you can't fix a blank page...

But, what I've written this morning is seriously bad.

And I'm convinced that my crap is crappier than everyone else's crap.

So how crappy is your first draft?

6 comments:

Cat Schield said...

I'm stuck in this first draft sucks hell right now. I keep telling myself it gets better. I hope I'm right.

My advice: don't reread what you've written.

Kelly Boyce said...

My first draft is craptacular.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Cat, I managed to write myself into a decent scene. Problem is it took me several pages to find it.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Craptacular - great word Kelly. LOL

Janet said...

First draft is always craptastic! A whole lot of crap and a little, if you look for it, fantastic. Unfortunately, most times, all I see is crap!

BTW - I like 'craptacular', Kelly!

Michelle Helliwell said...

Craptacular, craptasitc - love these words...my current one is both. Envision that scene from Jurassic Park where they come across that great big pile of triceratops poo. That's where I feel I am right now. But I'll fix it. You let crap sit long enough it you can grow flowers with it:)