Tuesday, September 2, 2008

found: quote

From the "No Plot? No Problem!" book by Chris Baty (the founder of NaNoWriMo, which I've mentioned in several previous posts):

"exuberant imperfection"

... how to approach the writing of the rough draft of a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

...and did you know that "The Great Gatsby" and some other pretty famous novels are only about 50,000 words? I'm not saying I will write the next Gatsby, but I will finish a draft of something.

...I will be going into November (NaNoWriMo) with this phrase in mind. And I'm already trying to apply it to other areas of my life. Not easy for a recovering perfectionist - but I like it!

photograph from CalArti