First drafts are always horrible and ugly. Don’t worry about that – it’s the same for everyone. Just remember that the first draft is as bad as the book is ever going to be, and if you keep redrafting, one day you will look at your horrible book and realise that you’ve turned it into something actually quite beautiful.
– Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series
This quote is good for me as I am writing a novel, and sometimes you think it is very good and other times you know it is a first draft. So it is good to remember that the first draft is as bad as it will ever be. 🙂 That is very encouraging. Keep writing! 🙂