I have begun my werewolf short story (and my final essay for my French class, so when one bores me I can work on the other).
I wrote 300 works on it yesterday, got some positive feedback from several friends, but my husband was the first to point out I have no "hook."
So I started the next stretch of the story keeping an eye out for that potential hook, and I got an additional 125 words before my daughter woke up.
The reality is, especially as a mom, first drafts stink because you never get a chance to sit, write and focus. Writing becomes disjointed and grabbed in brief minutes when you can, where you can.
Like this blog: some days I write long, well-thought out entries and some days I present a few scattered sentences. Today is a scattered sentence day, because my mommy obligations are at the forefront.
It's really no different for writers who work for time or have other commitments (like those deep in the process of marketing their first or current book while writing the next). The reality is you keep writing and you can't make excuses.
The werewolf story proceeds, even if 100 words at a time. I will fix it later, once I have a first draft to fix. It's easier to fix a first draft than to create a story out of nothing. The author with a bad first draft has already surpassed the writer intimidated by a blank page.