Yes, it's that time again. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for organizing this wonderful event every month. Every writer needs support and this monthly gathering is wonderful.
So this month, I'm finishing a first draft. As you know, first drafts aren't my favorite. I do get a little rush of how fast it goes, but then a little bit of oh-my-god-this-is-going-to-stink sets in. The beautiful thing about this is that you have revisions. It is overwhelming. I will admit to eating some, okay, lots of chocolate over the thought of how much work needs to be done, but the thing I must remember is that I can go back and change things. Right now, this little nugget is just getting started. It needs to grow and learn. It needs to be molded into something wonderful. And that, my friends, can take time.
There will be times of argh and ahhh, and there will be times of awesomeness and big smiles. It takes time. It takes hard work, patience, determination, and focus. Once you can mush this things together, you can take on the big bad of revisions. Hey, you never know until you try.
Thanks again to Alex. Please do and check out the other folks who participate.
What are your thoughts on first drafts?
Have a great day!!