This week I continue to struggle to create a first draft — shitty or otherwise for a picture book retreat in July. I must submit my manuscript for the small group work by the end of the week.
I'm flailing around with this, but am pushing through to get something to submit. A few weeks ago, I had a blank page. Today, I have two pages with a variety of words that need a tweak here and there.
While it may not be great, it is a beginning. The retreat has pushed me to do something, which is a start.
I thought this might be a good time to share a video On Writing a Novel by James Andrew Wilson.
I never find this stuff on my own. It was posted on Anne Mulligan's Southern-fried Musings blog. I'm a Georgia native, so it makes me homesick for Georgia when a writer says: "I'm an official Georgia peach. Go Dawgs!" Plus she has a great post up about God's wonderful sense of humor.
Back to my first draft (that really is about the 10th version), but you know what I mean.