Fiction, Poetry and Havering

First Draft

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

First Drafts

I have to keep reminding myself that the most important thing about first drafts of novels is to get them done. The urge to find the best word, the smoothest phrasing, the perfect rhythm is a continuing itch, and I must fight the urge to scratch. Left to my natural inclination, I would end up with a few paragraphs polished to perfection (and then most likely into oblivion) and never finish a single chapter.

It’s a first draft–it doesn’t have to be good, it just needs to be completed.


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