November has been an uncharacteristically productive month. This is thanks to #AcWriMo and my own 100 Day Challenge.
The interesting part about that realization is that I have always had it in me to be this productive – so why wasn’t I?
A long time ago, my husband told me about the idea of the “Crappy First Draft” or the “Shitty First Draft.”
The first time I heard him say that I was horrified! How could you let yourself put essentially crap on a page. What you put on a page, I used to think, was a reflection of yourself and your work ethic. The horror.
But this month, in my push to put words on paper, I wrote some bad (and I do mean terrible) words in my draft.
And guess what? Nothing bad happened. In fact, everything is awesome.
So, here are the top three things I learned by embracing the AWESOMENESS of the SHITTY First Draft:
- I wrote more and faster.
- More words on paper = happier me.
- Editing is a lot faster.
Now to celebrate Day 13 of #AcWriMo: