THE FIRST DRAFT:
THE SECOND DRAFT:
THE THIRD + DRAFT:
THE FINAL DRAFT:
Never be discouraged by your first draft!
If you work it long enough, it will bend and mold into your hands until it transforms into whatever you wish— don’t give up!
Also: Never compare your first draft to someone else’s final draft!
There’s a ton of revisions, rewriting, and editing that goes on that readers never get to see. Nobody’s first draft comes out looking like their final draft!