Boy do I ever need this one! First draft: are you listening?
The skills of organization are not wanted in the first draft... the author should still be brooding, maundering around the material...It is a great mistake at that point to start 'applying writing skills' or anything like.
Carol Bly The Passionate, Accurate Story
This is why writing is so hard on the perfectionist.
How do you approach a first draft? Are you a plotter or a plunger?