“The first draft of anything is sh**.” Ernest Hemingway.
In his typical style, foul-mouthed genius Ernest Hemingway makes a good point in this short, succinct quote. Despairing over the quality of your first draft is a waste of time; you’d be better to spend the energy picking it apart to figure out where improvements can be made. And hey, if you’re sitting with the first draft of your manuscript in your lap, try focusing less on the grammatical mistakes and more on the fact that you just wrote a book?! Maybe not a fully complete one, but still.