So says Chris Baty whose book No Plot, No Problem continues to help me along to my target of 50,000 words (I'm at 32,197!). The biggest help for me at this point is that Chris has confiscated my Inner Editor.
'That's right, the Inner Editor. The doubting, self-critical voice that we all inherit around puberty as an unfortunate door prize for surviving childhood....happiest when it is tsk-tsking our shortcomings and weaving our blunders into a rich tapestry of personal failure. For reasons not entirely clear to anyone we invite this fun spoiling tyrant along with us on our artistic endeavours.'
For this month Chris has boarded my Inner Editor at the fully licensed, board certified Inner Editor Kennels where he assures me it will be very very happy, and he says I can have the beastie back when I have written my novel.
I believe him.
And am very very happy without it.
For the rough draft.
..why don't you board yours out for a bit? And don't you just love the first daffodils?