I’m kind of on a roll right now with the new book, so—if you don’t mind—I’m just going to make a quick observation and get back to it. Next week I’ll prattle on for far too long like I normally do.
So... said with the golden rule firmly in mind
Worrying if all the words are right in a first draft is a lot like worrying if I’m getting a band or a DJ for my wedding when I’m not dating anyone. It just doesn’t matter at this stage. If I keep obsessing over those later elements, I’m never going to take care of the earlier ones.
Write a first draft. Perfection will show up in the later ones. Honest.
Next time, we’re well into screenwriting contest season, so I thought I’d talk about the stories contest readers hate.
Until then, go write.