I can make due with grammatical errors, illegible words, run on sentences and purple passages but what really irks me is when it all begins to feel like I've lost hold of that luminous gold thread, the whole reason I even began. I can still see peeks of it but the excavation is so slow. Some days it just feels like I am standing in SHIT!
Is this all that I am capable of?
Thanks to Jane Friedman I know the answer is both YES and NO. She wrote an article post on Writer Unboxed that talks about this writer pitfall and breaks down why moments like this can be regarded as a good thing.
Read article here.
Thanks Jane, I'm feeling better now. Excuse me while I rock some wellies and get back to work.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with your writing? What irks you most about first drafts?