And my trust search engine steed once again led me straight to my quarry.
Mary Carroll Moore's blog was the home to this particular tidbit, which she calls "Unconscious Competence." I implore you to read the whole article right now. I'll wait. You know I'm good at waiting for you people.
Ah, you're done? Excellent.
This is the part that spoke to me:
This isn't a fun stage, even though it turns out better writing than any of the other stages so far. It's what my MFA teachers used to call the "slog." We slog through the writing now, not really lifted up by it, not really energized. But, at the end, we have something pretty darn good.
|I am Atreyu, and my first draft is the Swamps of Sadness|
|Falcor, a.k.a. Unconscious Competence|
Stage Four, I'm coming for you.