I love the book Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. And I especially love this passage, where she’s talking about writing first drafts:
Just get it all down on paper, because there may be something great in those six crazy pages that you would have never gotten by more rational, grown-up means.
The child’s draft, where you let it all pour out and then let it romp all over the place, knowing that no one is going to see it and that you can shape it later.
We may look silly in the process, but sometimes the best way to solve nagging problems is to let our inner child romp all over the place. Who knows what golden nuggets will surface?
If we spend all of our time living our lives using rational, grown-up means, we will probably end up stuck in a pretty boring story.