Are you a perfectionist?
I am, and to be honest it’s a killer for creativity. You’re forever backtracking, self-editing, critiquing and generally smothering your creative offspring because the reality doesn’t quite measure up to the fantasy.
Attention to detail is great, but there’s a point in the writing and publishing process for nit-picking – that time is when you edit, re-draft and polish your prose, not while you’re still powering through your story.
So, fellow scribes, pens or keyboards at the ready – don’t look behind you to ruminate on what you’ve written, plough on and think and write about what will be.
And then, we’ll see…