Many of you will be familiar with Anne Lamott’s assertion that it is perfectly OK to write ‘shitty first drafts’, as long as you clean up after yourself.
Wheels is progressing at Shitty First Draft pace, if I am honest. I’ve written the first 4000 words, and cringed through most of it. The more I write, the more I realise I have to research. Non-writers take ‘write what you know’ as gospel, but I’m beginning to think the non-writers in my life who have said that have a point.
I only have to write the first 15,000 words, but at the moment I am finding it hard to imagine that they will appear quickly. As much as I love the characters, I am less in love with the writing process.
What do you do when a project isn’t moving as quickly as you would like? Let’s talk shop in the comments.
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