I literally thought after actually completing the first draft, that I would have to do some major editing, but not much actual story writing. Then BOOM I’d have a story to give to a beta reader who would help me touch it up, then polish it with the third draft.

My growth from the day I wrote the first word on my page to now makes me cringe at some of the crap that I wrote when I started. Now the fixing is actually adding. Word count instead of decreasing and staying somewhat consistent with the first draft, is INCREASING.

My point. I’m getting pissed and discouraged, because I thought the biggest job was done. Little did I know, the first draft, is the easy part.

I need to step back and regroup. It’s pretty overwhelming.