Your first draft is the place to allow your creativity to bloom, to explode across the pages.
Your first draft is all about experimenting, testing a variety of ways to express the ideas that you know will change the life of your ideal reader.
When writing your first draft, approach your writing sessions with courage and a spirit of excitement because it’s exhilarating to see your book unfold before your very eyes!No matter how crazy a specific thought may feel in the moment, embrace it. Write it down. Click To Tweet
Explore every avenue of the thought and challenge yourself to express it in as many ways as possible.
It doesn’t matter if your first draft is longer than you think it should be.
It doesn’t matter how awesome it is, or how crappy it is, either.
Nothing is too outlandish for your first draft because this is NOT the time to make editorial decisions.
This is the time to dump anything and everything onto the page knowing that you will polish it to perfection later.
The ONLY thing that matters is that you get the words out of your head and onto the page in front of you, because then – and only then – can you enter the editing phase with a happy heart as you rewrite and revise your words so that they resonate deeply with your readers.
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