"Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere, so start by getting something - anything - down on paper. One friend says the first draft is the down draft - you get it down. The second draft is the up draft - you fix it up. You try to say what you have to say more accurately. And the third draft is the dental draft, where you check every tooth to see if it's loose or cramped or decayed or even, God help us, healthy."