Tunes for a Monday Morning
And so winter begins....

Today's recommended reading: "How to Survive Your First Draft"

Sketch by Edward Burne-Jones Author/editor/teacher Delia Sherman has a post up on her blog,  The Grand Tour, full of excellent advice for writers who despair of ever finishing their novels or other projects.

"Whatever you do," Delia says, "get that shitty first draft done.  You can't fix something that doesn't exist.  You can't rewrite a faulty text that's still mostly in your head.  You can't experience the thrill of making a recalcitrant scene or section work by changing a paragraph, cutting a sentence, adding the perfect line of dialogue if you haven't written the clunky version first.  Do whatever it takes."