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