Writing the perfect first draft (there is no such thing)

As a writer, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting started. Really. (I can’t believe I just admitted that.) I’m a writer and that’s how I make my living. And I’m fully aware that some of you may find this hard to imagine.

I’m at the keyboard, starting to draft the perfect article, perfect case study, perfect report (or whatever) and the words and sentences just aren’t coming together. That’s the problem! I’m trying to assemble the “perfect” copy at the very beginning of the writing process. A first draft should be just that, a first draft, and by definition, it doesn’t need to be flawless.

I can be more of a perfectionist later in the process, but not on the first draft.

I feel better already thanks to reading this from Copyblogger.
10 Rules for Writing First Drafts
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