Fear of a Page One Rewrite

A Page One Re-write.

Nothing sounds more like failure than that. For me it confirms all the fears that I have as a writer. I’m not good enough. I finally found a great idea, but I’m not talented enough to pull it off.

Not so. Not necessarily.

One time, my computer broke down and I lost a script I’d been working on. I finally gave in and started again, and rewrote the whole thing. What I found was that all the ideas that I had been trying to put into the original, through many drafts with such great difficultly… was effortless in the page one rewrite.

So, don’t fear it. It’s actually quite liberating.

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