First drafts rarely turn out to be literary masterpieces.
Normally you are left scratching your head whilst asking yourself ‘what have I written?’
You are then faced with the prospect of enduring a number of painful re-drafts to get your novel to its final polished state.
Here are some suggestions on how you might describe your first draft’s imperfect state:
- Could be better!
- Needs a lot more work!
- It’s highlighted a lot of my writing weaknesses.
- Its bad!
- Oh my goodness it’s naff!
- It has potential although I can’t see it at the moment.
- It reads very different to the story I had in my head.
- Oh my goodness it’s so stinky!
- A pile of literary wrong!
- A load of literary boo boo!
- It’s not pretty!
- It’s very rough!
- A load of pants!
- It sucks!
- Useful material for a bonfire!
- Makes me want to cry!
- Silence / look away.
If anyone has any other ways of describing a first draft please let me know and I will add to my list 🙂
Hang in there writers!
Remember imperfect first drafts rock! Great things happen once you start to work on them :-))
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