To Share the Draft or Not to Share?

“Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way.”

Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc

This makes me feel like I should be sharing my novel with someone. I don’t mind sharing early at all. I’m just so into it that I don’t wanna get side tracked from my progress. I wonder if this depends on your environment. You can’t show your unfinished work to just anyone. I mean you could but people without vision have a hard time respecting the drafting process. Heck, even I have a hard time knowing what feedback to share.

When you read his book Creativity Inc, you’ll learn that Ed has learned by years of experience how to build a team and how to manage successful creative environments. I guess I should work on creating a space for myself and a few others where I can share my drafts and discuss my thoughts and ideas as I go.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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