Nanowrimo is upon us and many are trying to fill their word count every day. However, while writing every day is important, we can lose sight of what is not important. All the details will not be perfect, especially in early draft forms. Don’t worry about getting all the details perfectly in place or you may miss out on what is in going in your mind. Just write, write, and then write some more.
Once you have your story on paper or in a file on your computer, then you can begin the slow, laborious process of filling in gaps, correcting grammar and spelling, rewriting, etc.
And when you have finished the last edit and the very last rewrite, don’t forget one last thing. You and I are not perfect. We are human beings who are prone to mistakes and sometimes they get through. There are times I have read well-known New York bestseller authors and I will pick up on an error. It gives me encouragement because I realize that there is no such thing as perfection in writing.
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