Finishing that first draft is vital, so BUTT IN CHAIR!
Set yourself some goals and stick to them. One chapter a week, or a 2000 words a day– whatever you can reasonably accomplish in between your other job and family life , etc.
Who cares if your first draft is crappy– they usually are. Just get your ideas on the page, get a feel for your characters and where they are going, what they want. Give yourself permission to experiment. Give yourself permission to write like a fourth grader. Give yourself permission to scratch something out and start over! It’s okay. It’s a first draft! Drafts are meant to be re-”visioned”. But you can’t re-”vision” if there is nothing there!
Enough said. Stop reading and go write!
Next Wednesday, motivation–getting through the dreaded middle pages.
Below is the current list of contributing writers to the HOW I WRITE blog series.
Click a link and find out HOW I WRITE! (in alphabetical order, check us all out!)
Kendall Ashby Corbit- http://www.twokendals.blogspot.com/ Rated R
Kristine Asselin – http://krisasselin.blogspot.com/ Rated PG
Tatiana Caldwell – http://tatianacaldwell.com/blog Rated R
Isabelle Flynn – http://www.isabelleflynn.com/ Rated PG
Ansha Kotyk – http://www.anshakotyk.com/blog Rated PG
Laura Pauling – http://laurapauling.com/ Rated PG
Alexia Reed – http://alexiareed.blogspot.com Rated R
Gail Roarke – http://gailroarke.blogspot.com Rated NC-17
P.M. Rousseau – http://pmrousseau.com/ Rated R