Thoughts on Finishing A Terrible First Draft Of What May Be My Next Book

But also may not. Gotta love the writing life!
  1. Well, that is just terrible.
    I've published 12 novels. I often feel this way at this stage. Not always, though. More reason to be neurotic!
  2. I forgot, like, 3 things I meant to weave into final scenes.
    Whoops. Glad it is just a draft.
  3. If I die unexpectedly and someone finds this draft, I will die again of embarrassment.
    Thank Anne Lamott for this, as she wrote about it Bird by Bird, my writing bible, under Shitty First Drafts.
  4. Whew.
    It all counts.