Today’s quote of the week is from John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath. I really liked this quote as this puts into words exactly what I learned from NaNo. I used to try to edit my work as I went along, reading what I wrote the previous day. That usually left me feeling discouraged and thinking that my writing was really bad, when in fact, it was just the rough draft. When I participated in NaNoWriMo, there was no time to go back and edit. I just had to keep writing and not worry about the mistakes.
“Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material” – John Steinbeck