This is a photo by White House official photographer Pete Souza of a version of US President Barack Obama’s draft speech notes marked up for changes.
When he’s ‘on’ Barack Obama is a fine orator — possibly the best of his generation. What this photo shows me is that he really works to polish and prepare. And fair enough. He’s in the big leagues.
via @GalleyCat and @nzdodo
I’m reminded that Ernest Hemingway talked about getting started writing by accepting the fact that you will write a “shitty first draft” … and then have something to IMPROVE.
That’s a good lesson I’ve used myself and passed on to other authors.