The first step, which you’ve already taken, is to open your eyes and see the shit on the page. The second step is to drink because it fucking sucks knowing how bad you are. It’s depressing. You can skip the drinking step if you want, it’s not a requirement. But the third step is also to drink, so you’ll have to skip two steps. You do pills? Weed?”
“I do Pop Tarts.”
“That shit’ll kill you.”
“I know, I’m working on it.”
“Okay, step four for you is sugar. Step five is delete. Keep the two percent that isn’t shit and delete the ninety-eight percent that’s shit. Rewrite it. Within your re-write, there will be two more percent that isn’t shit. Then just keep tossing the shit and replacing it until the ratio is tolerable.
- Andy Bobrow, "How Writing For The TV Show ‘Community’ Cured Me"
He’s para-quoting Dan Harmon, who’s talking about writing, but it pretty much applies to most things. Including drawing! So here’s a thing I did, and the steps full of 98% crap that led to it. This is a long post! But maybe you’ve run out of things to read and you’re only halfway through your toilet vacation, soooooo…