Hi, folks. Monday and it must be a writing tip day. Looks like a lot of other bloggers do that, too, and here’s Maria McKenzie with a really good one from Read and Write Romance at Blogspot:
Using Anne Lamott’s points about avoiding perfectionism, McKenzie notes:
Being too tidy, according to Ms. Lamott, suggests that something is as good as it’s going to get. In a previous post here, not looking back when writing a manuscript was discussed.
The important thing is to finish. Plow ahead, make a mess! Don’t worry about every little detail or whether or not it’s polished enough. That comes later, at revision time.
Have fun with that first draft; avoiding perfectionism allows a really great story to unfold! Do you struggle with perfectionism? Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
So true. Thanks, Ms. McKenzie. And thanks, too, Ms. Lamott.