Let's be honest, whether or not you've actually completed your novel's first draft, you know it's terrible. Full of useless sentences that just get in the way, awful grammar, and bad spelling. Perhaps your paragraphs are too long because of pointless ramblings. Maybe your paragraphs are too short because you forgot to describe everything. Or you described everything, but it turned out all choppy and wince-worthy.
Point is, first drafts really suck.
And then there are those moments when you decide to reread an old first draft because you felt like it.
So there you are, rereading your horrendous and wishing you had burned the thing just so you wouldn't be reading it now, when something shocking happens. You double-take. Is that . . . ? Yes, it is.
Say hello again to the best paragraph you ever wrote.
Already you know that you are not ever again going to forget this precious gem of letters and words and sentences ever again. This paragraph has become your inspiration, your new reason to write. It's almost too good to be true.
Your reaction probably goes a little something like this:
1. Suspicion: You wrote this? It must have been someone else. You're good, but not that good. Come on, let's be real here.
2. The World Must See: Even if you didn't write it, everyone you know must read it and gasp in awe at its pure awesomeness.
3. The Realization: Everyone you show it to tells you that yes, you did write this amazing paragraph, and suddenly you remember writing it. Confidence builds within you. Welcome to your new best day ever.
Hey, guys, sorry it's so short today. Obviously I need a new best paragraph ever to inspire me. ;)
As always, comment your thoughts, because I want to hear them. :)
A good chunk of you already know who I am, considering I sent you here, but for those of you people who found my blog by accident, let me introduce myself. My name is Madison Anderson and I was born and spent little more than half my life in Oregon (US for those of you who don't know and don't want to look it up), so it's no wonder I like the rain. I'm obsessed with Disney (bought myself a Woody doll and I'm so happy :) ) and books. I'm now into drawing, and whenever I get around to it I plan on selling my work. You can visit my art page (someday it'll be website) at https://www.facebook.com/randomart17/?ref=bookmarks