Working on first drafts of several projects. You always forget about the part where it’s not about making it good yet, just getting it out.— Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) May 28, 2012
Pro tip: accept the first pass is going to suck and keep going anyway. Way more difficult than it sounds. Easy to get discouraged.— Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) May 28, 2012
You may have heard of Emma Coats from the 22 Rules of Storytelling According to Pixar piece that’s floating around lately. She’s the storyboard artist who posted the 22 rules to her twitter account. She also posted the two I’ve embedded above. This additional rule is incredibly important to all NaNoWriMo/Camp NaNoWriMo participants, so I thought I’d share it as companion to the ones that are getting all the attention. I’ve written about this previously; first drafts are what I consider to be the true writer’s block.