The First Draft

I came across another Author’s blog today (in another session of my now many hours of total ‘research’ for my novel).

The Tyranny of the First Draft

And also beginning this Author’s particular blog post was a quote from Terry Pratchett, which hit home, hard.

The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.

It seems this is the universe speaking to me. I think it may be time to chain up and lock away my uncontrollable, editor personality.

This novel has its bare bones framework laid out, that is all I need to write it.

I need to stop procrastinating.

I need to enjoy this process; I need to let my writer be free to create. I need to let go of all of this fear.

I need to write this damned first draft and officially get started with this novel.

The first draft will be horrible – but that’s what it’s meant to be!

I need to write.

I will write.

Wish me luck!