Unfortunately, I don’t see a lot of people saying this, but it’s true: your first draft is good. Certainly, it’s not perfect, and it undoubtedly needs some tweaking and editing, but there’s nothing wrong with showing a first draft some love! You never know what lines may go through six edits without changing, and you never know when you’ll suddenly realize that First Draft You had more of a handle on foreshadowing than Third Draft You. It’s okay to appreciate your first draft! Don’t beat yourself up!

Needed this. There’s this writing group I’m part of on Facebook and half the time they’re pompous smart a**es, and one of them said the first draft always sucks. That is literally the most awful thing to say to a writer. Cause then they write and will automatically be like “yeah this already sucks”.

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