Day 11 – No editing!

first draftAnyone else struggle with the urge to go back and start editing / checking something you’ve recently written? When I open the document to begin writing again, I find that I have a tendancy to go back a few pages or so, re-reading to get myself into the flow…but then I find that I begin tweaking and changing and twiddling things whilst I’m there!

If you read any of the advice on the NaNo website, they advocate writing, writing and more writing -Editing is the enemy! 🙂 And I know that’s true, because my writing certainly flows differently if I’m not at all in the editing mode.

So, that is why today’s inspirational kick in the booty is this: “First drafts don’t have to be perfect. They just have to be written.” Now, all I have to do is actually listen the advice I’m giving myself.

 

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One response to “Day 11 – No editing!

  1. I try not to over edit when I’m working on a first draft, but I always have to go back a page or two…as you said, just to get into the flow of it again. If I think something major needs adding, I’ll drop a note in there in bold and come back to it when I’ve finished the draft.

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