The practice is really the key and that’s what you should be focused on, not the instant outcome or result.
You don’t learn anything from drafts
Ashley Read
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This seems contradictory to what you are saying.

Publishing doesn’t equal practice. Writing drafts is practice.

Publishing is the result of that practice.

Publishing is saying to the world “this is the best I have at this moment.”

Writing drafts teaches us how we think, the thoughts we have.

Not every thought that comes to my head is worth putting out into the world.

A single golf clap? Or a long standing ovation?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.