View of the River, Canaletto
9763, November Novel. This morning I’m going to write about the mirror of power in Aimeric’s bedchamber. I must continuously remind myself: I do not have to write with structure in mind or plotting or anything. This first draft is an exploration of the story and the only important thing is to get the main action down on paper. I try not to think too hard or too much as I consider the next thing to write. Later I can research and think about the book, rewrite it all. It does not matter if this first draft is completely crappy.