The Crank Philosophy
First drafts are bad. Every single one of them. It's a difficult thing to accept when you're finishing a polished manuscript. You think you've moved past that and starting over can make you anxious. I've been fretting too much on changes to make to Embers as I'm writing it. When the most important thing I need to do is finish the first draft. That's all that matters, Spark went through 8 drafts and counting so my fretting over the first for Embers seems silly. And worrying about the imperfections of the first draft has slowed my progress in Embers quite a bit. I won't be making this mistake again. 2k a day, period.