Monday, August 15, 2005

Easier said than done

How to NOT edit yourself

DO NOT EDIT as you write! This is the biggest time-waster on earth. If you really want to avoid the task at hand, then go ahead and examine each and every sentence under a microscope as soon as you type it. But if you want to actually finish your piece of writing some day, don't edit yourself until you complete at least some semblance of a first draft.

1 comment:

Nick Mudge said...

Thanks. I find this useful. I edit while I'm writing too much. Once I edited as I was typing and ended up cutting out everything I was saying, and then I wondered if I really had something to say in the first place.