Monday, July 5, 2010

In writing, you can make a silk purse our of a sow's ear, but first you have to create the sow's ear. Your first draft is the sow's ear -- Charles Parnell

Yea!!! At last, permission to create a sow's ear. I do become frustrated trying to write perfectly all the time. I want to create my own voice. That doesn't mean that I don't polish my writing, but I do want it to sound like me and not everyone else.

So, in light of the silk purse coming later, I think I'll feel more free with my first draft next time and just slap it down and polish it up later. Ahhhhhh freedom.


Mason Canyon said...

Looking at that beautiful photo, I think I'd just enjoy sitting by the water and listening to what it had to say. I can be easily distracted. LOL

Thoughts in Progress

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

If rambling is a style, I'm in vogue for sure! I wanna be in the picture above. Very pretty.

Terry Odell said...

So true. Writing is about rewriting. And you can't fix a blank page. Barf it all out, clean it up later.

Jeff King said...

Be true to yourself... and what you create will be special. Having a unique voice is what makes a story come to life. Hope it all works out.