There comes a point in this writing process where all will seem lost, or impossible! Be ready for that.
There will come a point in this writing process where all seems incredibly easy! Be ready for that.
What is the most important thing to understand is that writing is a process. Writing is also cyclic and static. The Smooth Out is your reminder that what you have written is not perfect, nor does it need to be (not at first anyway). It just needs to be written!
The Smooth Out is the process that includes beta readers, editors, revisions–anything that will allow what you have created to come to life! It includes all time and process to complete the work after the first draft is done.
Read it again: ALL THE WORK.
Will it be easy? No. But do it anyway.