Too often I start writing a piece and then go back and read what I just wrote. And what comes naturally while I’m reading? You guessed it, EDITING. I am definitely guilty of this. I have got to get out of this habit and just get to writing it all down. I have to remind myself of the goal, FINISH WRITING. It doesn’t have to be a polished piece when I complete it, I just need to complete it.
The women at Write Divas have this great article titled, Quick Tip: Stop Self-Editing While Writing. One statement struck a chord with me because it rang true for my approach to writing :
“I kept getting distracted with self-editing and didn’t get the work out while it was fresh in my head.”