This month, I’m participating in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge. The first post is A, the next is B and so on every day this month, except Sundays. Last year, my theme was Scotland. This year, my theme is The Writing Life. Check back here every day this month to follow along and find out what I’ve learned in the last year. For instance:
D is for Draft, First Draft – What takes a lot of time and effort, and possibly blood, sweat and tears, not to mention a martini or six? Not Bond, James Bond. It’s draft, first draft.
Trust me, it’s going to hurt.
In fact, there’s an excellent chance your first draft is going to suck. You won’t want anyone else to see it. You’ll wonder what you were thinking, calling yourself a writer. That’s okay. Once the first draft is done, you’ll have a better handle on the size and scope of your story, the personalities of your characters, and what you need to add and delete and change. Then, you can transform that hot mess into a fabulous book.
It’s all in that much-maligned first draft. Write on!
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