One of the most difficult things about working on a first draft is accepting it for what it is: a first draft. Some authors feel a compulsion to edit it constantly before the draft is even completed. Others get discouraged if it’s not shaping up to be exactly like a bestseller right away. As all authors experience, writing takes time.
In this extended archive episode, Leigh and Ley discuss their own troubles with discouragement in a first draft, and talk about ways you can write right starting right now.
Original version first aired November 2, 2020.