001 | On Draft-Zero
These tiny essays are rough drafts.
They are about getting the words out first and tightening them up later.
This is a draft-zero in the author world — uncut, unedited (to a point) and raw.
My style of writing, when it first comes out, can feel a little edgy.
That's what friends, strangers and enemies tell me.
I usually sanitise my writing by self-censoring, and that's not good.
So if what or how I write upsets you, lean into the feelings and ask yourself what's really underneath your reaction.
As the old saying goes: 'You're never upset for the reason you think you are.'
So there's a lesson right there. Ponder that one.
I'm going to be playing with different writing styles.
And I ask for your honest feedback.
My draft-zeros are not always sweet and light.
But, it goes with the territory.
I will share whatever manages to make its way out of my interior.
Or maybe that needs to read, whatever makes it through my interior.
If what I write doesn't rock your boat, there's always the unfollow/unsubscribe/burn the bastard button at the bottom of each email you get.
Click that, and you'll never hear from me again.