Mar 10, 2010
Locking Up the Internal Editor
If you read my post from yesterday, you'll know that I've be writing like crazy on my current work in progress, Aquatara: The Water Spirit. I love when my muse finds her voice and gets in the mood to create. It's so fulfilling to see the pages fill up and have most of it make some sense. I have, however, run into a little snag.
My internal editor will NOT shut up.
The way I've written in the past is to just purge everything that comes into my head, spilling it out on the page. But this time I find myself stopping every couple of paragraphs and reading what I've just written, editing it over and over until I think it's perfect. Then I'll move on and write a little more, only to be stopped again by that little OCD person in my head to edit and rewrite. I even go back at the end of each page and then again at the end of each chapter. I'm totally obsessed and to be honest, it's driving me insane. I've never written like this before.
So, I'm curious, how do you lock up your internal editor until it's his turn to polish your WIP? At this point, I could use all the help I can get.