At an English teacher training a few years ago, they gave us an essay called “Shitty First Drafts” as homework. I’m not sure if I read it. I probably didn’t. But it was about writing: writing anyway, even if you know your writing sucks, because it’s progress and it will help your writer’s heart. Or, at least, I think that’s what it’s about. I’m just basing that off the title.
I think there are two lessons to be learned here:
- Write. Write anyway. Write because. Write. Write. Write.
- If you have a good enough title, people might not even have to read whatever shit you wrote.