Finishing a first draft feels pretty good!

Finishing a first draft feels pretty good!

July 17, 2021

Ooh, now that feels good! The first draft of my latest non-fiction book (for Australian authors who want to successfully self-publish non-fiction) is in the bag! Well…in the computer πŸ˜‰

Sure, it’s overwritten, and sure – it’s a horrible first draft – but hey, that’s what first drafts are meant to be. So if you’re writing right now, be kind to yourself, it doesn’t have to be perfect the first time round.

Completing a first draft means the structure is all there, the research, interviews and information is all there and now all I have to do is make it a fab read. I know from my other books that I can do that. Yes, I’ll be getting lots of help from first/beta readers and my editor to take it to the next level, but without a first draft, I wouldn’t have something for them to work on.

So, if you’re writing write now, keep going – get that first draft down and done. It feels so good!