Turning Trash Into Treasure

It’s All About Rehashing The Trash

Then I promptly congratulate myself on creating yet another candidate for the publisher’s slush-pile, A.K.A. the trash can.

Let that sink in for a moment. One of the most prestigious authors of the twentieth century said the first drafts we write are trash.

Instead, we need to turn our trash into treasure.

I need to understand that a first draft is NEVER the finished product by any means and more important, I need to understand if I don’t write the trash to begin with, I’ll never be able to turn it into treasure.

I will continue to write the trash, edit the trash, rework the trash, rehash the trash, and yes, even mash the trash, until I manage to turn it into treasure.

Think about it.

it’s all about perspective and it’s certainly all about understanding the creative process of writing and the steps we must take on our pilgrimage to writing Nirvana.

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A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.

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