Can We Do Something Even before Creating a Rough Draft?

The starting of the writing process is not very easy. People get stuck from where to begin and how to begin. As a researcher myself, my understanding is that people get stuck with writing in the beginning of the process only because they wish to be able create a document that is just perfect in the first go itself. Don’t you think we expect too much from ourselves by wanting to create the perfect choice of words, sentence structuring, spelling and grammar and streamlining ideas in a way that there wasn’t any scope and room for improvement?

This massive expectation from self is nothing but a journey towards downfall unlike motivation that we expect it to. It blocks up your writing at the initial stage itself as you keep feeling that you haven’t done your best and you could perhaps do so much better.

Calm down and relax by assuring yourself that it is ok if there is a scope of improvement in your document at the first stage and it is unreasonable to expect from any writer to create a perfect piece of writing at the initial stage itself. One needs to structure the work at before actually starting to write for which we all create a rough draft. But before that you need to be doing discovery. The discovery stage is an informal stage, but the foundation stage which creates the base for the developing a document whose strong base is very important as it gives you the freedom to explore and identify the purpose of what you want to say through your writing. When you are at the discovery stage, I suggest give a free hand to yourself to come out with whacky ideas without any inhibitions and bounding. The focus here should not be on accuracy of grammar and fonts. Rather, just discover from intrinsic and extrinsic sources the ideas that inspire you to create your document. Your brain needs to be trained to send ideas for you to compile and this is what discovery is all about. Once you have done your identification then think about the appropriate use of words, spellings and structuring so that gradually you can work around streamlining your ideas and filling the gaps.

Know that the tasks that appear the simplest are the most challenging and getting your ideas from your head onto the paper is the simplest way to have great accomplishments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *