Saturday, February 04, 2012


I'm not the first author to say it, and I won't be the last.  I laughed out loud to hear the lovely Mandy Hubbard give the exact same advice I give to writers at a signing this summer.  Nanowrimo is pretty much founded on the principle.  And now you can post this to remind yourself that you have permission.  Feel free to share.  It's my image and you my use it as you see fit :)


Give yourself permission to write crap



  1. i am tacking that over my desk!
    right next to
    "I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." ~ James Michener

  2. Yep. I remember reading Anne Lamont's Bird by Bird and there's something in there called, "Shitty Rough Drafts".

    Which is the only kind of rough draft I write.

  3. Why, thank you! I think I will! :)