Whether you are creating your art “For Position Only” or you are furiously scribbling what you are inspired to add to your novel – Drafting is essential, inevitable, undeniable in the creative process.
Drafting is like gravity. You cannot be anything or create anything meaningful without first having a draft and then grinding it down to a polished article. Start somewhere, show people, and go from there. Keep shipping stuff as best you can, even if it is the unfinished article. The shipping is the important part. You will get better.
And yet it is tempting to hide behind the unfinished masterpiece. It’s not ready yet. The report is not good enough, the book is not finished, the song still needs work. Nothing is shipped. Nothing is gained.
Draft like your life depends on it. Because it just might.