Perfect Never Comes

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Rough drafts are better than no drafts.

Is that always true? Of course not, but for where I am as a writer I have come to the conclusion that it’s a truth I need to embrace for 2012.

I won’t have polished stories to post in the next year. Not because I don’t want to have them, but because I’m not at a place yet where I have learned how to finish things.

So this year I am going to learn.

This year I will post the serial stories as I write them. They won’t be the perfect words, or even the best words, but they will be words that have escaped the purgatory of my drafts folder, and that’s enough.

I have plenty of time to learn how to polish, revise, and perfect—but first and foremost I have to finish.

Failing Upwards

NaNoWriMo has taught me how to meet wordcount, but it hasn’t taught me how to write a book. That’s a different skill I’ll have to learn on my own and what better time than now to start?

So my stories won’t be the shining gems I had hoped, but they’ll be pretty nifty looking rocks.

And someday I’ll be able to toss the lot into a polisher and make them shine.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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