Perfect Never Comes

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.

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