Shitty First Drafts
This essay wasn't very long and was rather difficult to write about.
I think that this essay on first drafts was mostly all common sense. It makes complete sense that the first draft is going to be terrible, but leads to better and better drafts. It might be that papers are so time-consuming that writers are turned off to wanting to write more and more about the same topic. I agree that the first draft is basically when the author just pours out ideas without much logic and organization, and that the writer would rather get through the paper than to take the time and think it out. The same thing happens to me because I catch myself writing aimlessly and not making much sense. First drafts are a lot more time consuming than I thought, and when ideas finally come, I tend to just write them down without much thought or order.
Also, I believe that the writer needs to clear his or her mind in order to create a good paper or draft and cannot be distracted by outside problems. Instead of being distracted, it’s important that no matter what draft it is that they should do well because people will be able to notice how much time and effort was put into a paper. I find it particularly hard to focus on a topic to write about when I don’t have much of an opinion to write about in the first place and therefore I have less motivation and am more likely to get distracted by other events. And one last idea that I agree with is that the more you write, the more you understand and trust your writing skills instead of worrying so much about what the critics are going to say. Writing doesn’t come automatically and we all need practice in order to become better writers.