“First draft are like forays into a mine; you will unearth jewels and also a great deal of rough material. Don’t fall into the trap of endlessly rewriting and refining your first paragraph. You might jettison it. Keep writing. Muddle through if you have it, stumble along into the middle and onto what you believe is the end. It’s a first draft – it doesn’t have to be perfect.”

From 21 Days To Awaken The Writer Within by Lisa Fugard.