No one said writing a first draft was easy. (If someone did, please tell me who they are so I can tell them I have tested this hypothesis and found it false. XD ) Especially when you’re a little short on time and energy. 😉
I’m really, really, really trying to convince myself of this right now with “Legend”. 😉 As I’m nearing the end of the draft, I’m a little bit unhappy with how unperfect it is. 😀 I spent an afternoon scrawling in a notebook to get the plot more straightened out, but I can already tell that some chapters are gonna take a lot of revising. (Replacement even. 😉 ) But if I didn’t write this cringe-worthy first draft, what would there be to revise?
It’s true! 😉 I just discovered 5/6’s of the way through the story that this whole time there were supposed to be stables for horses. Oh, okay. I’m moving on accordingly as if I knew this all along, and I’ll just put the stables in at the beginning when I write the second draft. I’m also discovering more about my main character and his motivations. Don’t get me wrong–I thought I knew what he was liked and even planned out his story, but he’s been surprising me some. 😛
Basically, it’s an exercise in patience, prayer, and perseverance. 😉 I’m also bribing myself with the fact that I’ll be able to work on “Kiera” again when this draft is done. (Bribes are really quite effective. 😀 )
Here’s an excerpt! 😀
What do you think? Are you a writer? Do you sometimes struggle with bravely continuing a draft when it isn’t perfect? 😉