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Weekly Quote #18

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” (Anne Lamott)

This week I’ve just got a brief reminder for you that your first draft is allowed to suck. Even your first book is allowed to be imperfect. No one starts out with something new, something they maybe have never done before, and are already perfect from the start. You get better as you go, you’ll improve as you take feedback on board. Don’t beat yourself up if your first attempts didn’t go as well as you hoped. You’re allowed to do badly at first, just pick yourself up and try again. If you keep trying you’ll improve along the way.

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2 Comments

  1. That’s a great quote! Often just enough to push one over the edge and into feeling brave enough to put something down on paper!

    Thank you, I needed that reminder!

    • Thank you, I’m glad to hear it was just what you needed to hear! 🙂 First drafts usually suck, but at least you’ve written a whole first draft! That’s still a pretty damn good effort, and more than most people can say so get those words down and be proud of yourself for doing it!

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