This is the only way I ever move forward in a first draft. I have to keep telling myself it’s okay if it all stinks like roadkill on a hot summer’s day, I can fix it later. Since “fixing”, aka rewriting/revising, is my very favorite part of the writing process, that keeps me in my happy place long enough to actually get the $%#@*&!!! first draft done.
Speaking of first drafts — mine is moving slower than I like, but end of school and a killer summer cold kept me away from the keyboard for over a week. I’ve gotten back to it this week and I’m almost done drafting chapter two. I’ve also sketched out my scene goals and disasters for chapter three, so I’ve got a roadmap for the next chapter, too. Onward!!
Hope your writing is flowing!
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