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The Benefits of Writing a Terrible First Novel

November 13, 2014

My first novel I considered bad; not simply for the print size (not my fault), but for the lack of over-the-top drama. I like to read quick enjoyable stories and wrote it like that. I learned a lot from my first novel and, hopefully, my second one will be better.

Words of Margaux

As some of you may know, I recently completed a novel for the first time. After two failed attempts to complete manuscripts before, just the fact that I wrote “The End” was an accomplishment to me. I took some time away from the book in attempt to return to it with a fresh perspective. What I saw upon my return, however, shocked and disappointed me. My finished book, the one I spent three months writing, was not worth reading. Many find it difficult to admit this about their own creations – believe me, it took me a while to accept the fact myself. In spite of how disappointed I was by the first draft of my book, there are invaluable lessons that I learned throughout the process.

Many might say that I shouldn’t put so much pressure on myself, a first draft is never as good, and it was only…

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  1. Thank you for reblogging 🙂 🙂

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